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Man, this guy can definitely "hear" Alex. AWESOME playing :rock:



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There was a thread about Skolnick awile back, and a handful of forumites went on about how overrated he is, how uninspiring his playing is, meh this, meh, that, yada yada. I love Skolnick, always will. I think he's actually criminally UNDERrated. He's an amazing player.


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There was a thread about Skolnick awile back, and a handful of forumites went on about how overrated he is, how uninspiring his playing is, meh this, meh, that, yada yada. I love Skolnick, always will. I think he's actually criminally UNDERrated. He's an amazing player.

I vaguely remember that thread and I think my reply was "have you even heard Skolnick play?"

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There was a thread about Skolnick awile back, and a handful of forumites went on about how overrated he is, how uninspiring his playing is, meh this, meh, that, yada yada. I love Skolnick, always will. I think he's actually criminally UNDERrated. He's an amazing player.

I vaguely remember that thread and I think my reply was "have you even heard Skolnick play?"


Agree with both here.....he was almost Malmsteen level on The New Order(maybe that's why the guy in the video ommitted songs from that album;). He's awesome(Skolnick). Cool video, no doubt dude did a good job there. Thanks for posting.


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Skolnick is simply one of the tastiest shredders out there. I think he developed a more unique style since he rejoined Testament compared to his first stint with the band.

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Skolnick is simply one of the tastiest shredders out there. I think he developed a more unique style since he rejoined Testament compared to his first stint with the band.


I would agree with that. Possibly the extra Jazz years under his belt.


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Skolnick is simply one of the tastiest shredders out there. I think he developed a more unique style since he rejoined Testament compared to his first stint with the band.


I would agree with that. Possibly the extra Jazz years under his belt.


Agreed. But, the thing about him, is his uniqueness. Yeah, he's a shredder, but tasteful is right. Chris Amott is another. I like him more than Skolnick, actually. His tasteful use of his pickup positions, how they fit the leads, from shred to melodic, to bluesy in the same lead break is sick. He's another underrated, (and unknown), to many. Probably my favorite current guitar player.


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What separates Skolnick from a lot of other guys IMO is his phrasing. Of course there are the sweeps and legatos and a lot of mixolydian, but it's the phrasing that is unique.
That is possibly also the reason why some guys don't appreciate him that much, they don't cope with that.


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I saw him on the last date of the tour...he was warmed up after this tour and killed it like I've never seen him before. Was actually shocked how much he whipped ass. I have seen him so many many times and this last show with Slayer was like no other.

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I saw him on the last date of the tour...he was warmed up after this tour and killed it like I've never seen him before. Was actually shocked how much he whipped ass. I have seen him so many many times and this last show with Slayer was like no other.


Caught the one in St. Louis. I had never seen Slayer or Testament which is crazy because I was huge on both of those bands. Was really awesome to see them.

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Yeah, talk about killing it. Holt was brutal and way more aggressive. I thought he was at the top of his game too.

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That was bad ass. It's a shame the production/mixing/whatever on Practice What You Preach was so lame.


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Yeah, talk about killing it. Holt was brutal and way more aggressive. I thought he was at the top of his game too.

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Awesome, big fan of Alex i am. And i agree that recently, he has gotten better than ever, he is more unique and has a style more him than ever.

Love his playing.

This guy kills it too, damn, wish i could play lime that!!!!!!


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I didn't know Mark Wahlberg could shred like that!

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There was a thread about Skolnick awile back, and a handful of forumites went on about how overrated he is, how uninspiring his playing is, meh this, meh, that, yada yada. I love Skolnick, always will. I think he's actually criminally UNDERrated. He's an amazing player.

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Skolnick is simply one of the tastiest shredders out there. I think he developed a more unique style since he rejoined Testament compared to his first stint with the band.

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Skolnick is simply one of the tastiest shredders out there. I think he developed a more unique style since he rejoined Testament compared to his first stint with the band.


I would agree with that. Possibly the extra Jazz years under his belt.


Agreed. But, the thing about him, is his uniqueness. Yeah, he's a shredder, but tasteful is right. Chris Amott is another. I like him more than Skolnick, actually. His tasteful use of his pickup positions, how they fit the leads, from shred to melodic, to bluesy in the same lead break is sick. He's another underrated, (and unknown), to many. Probably my favorite current guitar player.

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Huge Skolnick and Testament fan here! Seen them live well over a dozen times. My issue with him live is that his tone , which is killer , is always buried in effects. I wish he would shut off the verb and delay. My personal opinion of course

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Jarle is a killer player. He was a legend in Norway just by word of mouth. Everyone had heard about the guy from Bergen who could play anything.
It might even have been before the Internet/youtube/forum stuff was as widespread as today.


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There was a thread about Skolnick awile back, and a handful of forumites went on about how overrated he is, how uninspiring his playing is, meh this, meh, that, yada yada. I love Skolnick, always will. I think he's actually criminally UNDERrated. He's an amazing player.

I vaguely remember that thread and I think my reply was "have you even heard Skolnick play?"


Agree with both here.....he was almost Malmsteen level on The New Order(maybe that's why the guy in the video ommitted songs from that album;). He's awesome(Skolnick). Cool video, no doubt dude did a good job there. Thanks for posting.



Nah... He can do it :D



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For Skolnick fans...check out the YouTube channel BangerTV. He is a panelist on a competition series called "Shredders of Metal". Honestly a lot of it is hard to watch, but Alex does some demo stuff.

BangerTv is a channel by Sam Dunn from documentaries Metal evolution and "Rush: beyond the lighted stage" and a Maiden doc.
Also Martin Popoff is involved. Writer of a zillion metal/hard rock biographies...


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napalmdeath wrote:
There was a thread about Skolnick awile back, and a handful of forumites went on about how overrated he is, how uninspiring his playing is, meh this, meh, that, yada yada. I love Skolnick, always will. I think he's actually criminally UNDERrated. He's an amazing player.

I vaguely remember that thread and I think my reply was "have you even heard Skolnick play?"


Agree with both here.....he was almost Malmsteen level on The New Order(maybe that's why the guy in the video ommitted songs from that album;). He's awesome(Skolnick). Cool video, no doubt dude did a good job there. Thanks for posting.



Nah... He can do it :D




That is killer stuff!!!!!!!


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For Skolnick fans...check out the YouTube channel BangerTV. He is a panelist on a competition series called "Shredders of Metal". Honestly a lot of it is hard to watch, but Alex does some demo stuff.

BangerTv is a channel by Sam Dunn from documentaries Metal evolution and "Rush: beyond the lighted stage" and a Maiden doc.
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I watched that series, it was pretty cool. Interesting show.

Skolnick definitely a great player and the video above was great, thanks for sharing.

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I like his recorded stuff. I hate watching interviews with him. I find him annoying. And I hate his tone in his demos/lessons


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stratjacket wrote:
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For Skolnick fans...check out the YouTube channel BangerTV. He is a panelist on a competition series called "Shredders of Metal". Honestly a lot of it is hard to watch, but Alex does some demo stuff.

BangerTv is a channel by Sam Dunn from documentaries Metal evolution and "Rush: beyond the lighted stage" and a Maiden doc.
Also Martin Popoff is involved. Writer of a zillion metal/hard rock biographies...


I watched that series, it was pretty cool. Interesting show.

Skolnick definitely a great player and the video above was great, thanks for sharing.


Checking it out. They review the newest Deicide. Did not know that was out but it seems pretty good.

Ok I have to edit this. I skimmed through it and while it is ok, these guys are never going to come anywhere close to Legion.

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Great player....haven't been many great songs since their early days but they are still a monster band.

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I like his recorded stuff. I hate watching interviews with him. I find him annoying. And I hate his tone in his demos/lessons


Yeah, he's rough looking, and looks talks like he had a stroke. And, he's only 49!


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Great player....haven't been many great songs since their early days but they are still a monster band.


i listened to new Deicide about 6 times through. it’s a simpler record. decent solos, but riffs are very simple. i feel like all the vocal tracks are the same and could almost be plugged into or rearranged in any of the songs. i loved their last release, and this is a lot different. Glen back on earlier albums sang low and high parts together for that dual vocal track. now he just records a low part.


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I first saw Testament on the PWYP tour and Alex was a full on shred god then. He doesn’t use the same tired pentatonic riffs and his phrasing is certainly his own. He then went off and studied jazz.....and if you have not heard his jazz renditions of Detroit Rock City or Dream On you need to. Alex was great in the early days and he is great now.


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