originally posted by: SheopleNation
Here is one of my favorite songs by Testament from back in the day. The solo is insane. Alex Skolnick was so underrated. ~$heopleNation
I love Skolnick's playing. One of the best out there in my opinion. I liked some of the odd twists and turns Testament took in the 90's
stylistically like Low and The Gathering but Skolnick was the missing ingredient through that whole period. As a bass player though i kimda dug the
stuff the did with Steve DiGiorgio on bass and the Death Albums he played on were probably my favorite ones by them as well. Did you ever get into
any of his jazz work with Alex Skolnick Trio? Its pretty amazing stuff.
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I agree. I think Skolnick, just as with Kirk Hammet from Metallica, was so good because they both took guitar lessons from Joe Satriani at a young
age. Their solos are some of the best, and I believe it's because of Joe's style.
Thrash, Metal, whatever one wishes to call it, it's all heavy metal. Skolnick in my opinion is one of the best guitarists ever. ~$heopleNation
Here are a couple of cool tracks to ease you in...
Alex Skolnick Trio and their take on War Pigs
Their rendition of fade to black
A little Rush with Tom Sawyer
And I'll stop the torment with some Maiden- The Trooper
They do a ton of covers and reconfigure them into some pretty innovative jazz jams. Look around, he's collaborated with a ton of people in all sorts
of genres and styles. It's definitely not for everybody but as a fan of music in general I think that it totally shows Satriani's influence and just
pure love and hit of music. He was really good during his first run with the band but now, there's no touching what he's playing now. He just keeps
getting better and the effect his writing and perspective have on how Testament sounds and plays today is what makes them a band that is is as
ferocious and tight as they are live and in the studio. Dark Roots of the Earth is the best album put out by any of the big thrash bands from those
formative years in a really long time. It blows away anything Metallica,Megadeth or Slayer have put out in decades in the case of one or more of the
aforementioned bands. The only thing close was the newest Anthrax. I was stoked to see Joey back singing again. Such a nice dude. My drummer who I've
played with in various projects for 16
Of the last 20 years, played in Joey's band briefly back in '96 so I got to sit in on a couple of Belladonna practices at Joeys house outside of
Syracuse. It was pretty bizarre and Twilight Zonesque to have been such a huge Anthrax fan growing up and then I'm sitting in his basement watching
him sing Anthrax songs from a few feet away with my drummer backing him. It was absolutely bizarre and fanboy awesomeness all rolled in to one so I
was pretty excited to hear him with the band again and they're sounding better than they have since the first couple of Bush era albums. And there I
go with another meandering segue to nowhere. Give it a shot , I think you'll be pleasantly pleased with what you hear.
Those are all pretty amazing bro, I really liked the Fade to black cover. The beginning of The Trooper was insane. That is nice that you met Joey, I
was a big Anthrax fan when I was younger. That dude has a great voice.
Well, because you mentioned them, here are two I like a lot. Medusa doesn't sound as good because Spreading the disease was not produced as well as
Among The Living, but it's such a great song it makes up for it. Brings back a lot of memories. ~$heopleNation
Always loved this old school Metallica song. It was first released by Metallica on the EP Garage Days Re-Revisited in 1987 I believe it was, then
re-released on Garage Inc in 1998. Hetfield screams "Burton lives" twice in the song. It was released after Cliff Burton's death. ~$heopleNation
Yeah I was wondering what happened to you the other day because I recently read a book with a story in it called Kallisti and as I have been visiting
this site for news and reading material for a long time, I know I have seen you use that word before.
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