The Most Innovative Guitarist In Metal Right Now Tournament: Round 3 Cont.
Round 3 continues as we strive to find who you think is pushing the boundaries of creativity in metal.
Before you hit the polls for today’s matches, make sure you’ve done your duty by voting on yesterday’s half of the round three bracket. Ya good? Alright, let’s take a look at the remainder of the round two results. Dan Gargiulo (Artificial Brain) clinched a tight win over one of the early fan faves Mick Barr (Krallice), while Dave Muntean’s (Nucleus) random number table got flipped by a mysterious rando bogan Queenslander. Y’all preferred cellular organelles to blunt ass norks, ‘djent’ to ðĵęňŧ, trills to trilbys, hawgs to howls, and Brendan Sloan (Convulsing) can rest easy after narrowly being edged out by a dang Frenchy. Also, Kevin Hufnagel (The Huff) smashed out one of the most resounding victories in the comp thus far, on his first outing no less.
Round 3 Revealed
Now it’s time for you to listen in and cast your round three votes.
Dan Gargiulo (Artificial Brain | Revocation)
Sounds from the labyrinff constellation.
While there are a few guitarists in this mould who would fit the theme, not many have remained as consistently inventive.
Shawn Hache (Mitochondrion | Auroch)
Would you rather fight 100 ribosome-sized mitochondrion or one mitochondrion-sized ribosome?
Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah | Fredrik Thordendal’s Special Defects)
Matt Hollenberg (Cleric | John Frum)
The spazz-jazz extraordinaire you probably don’t know but really fucking should.
Kevin Hufnagel (Dysrhythmia | Gorguts | Sabbath Assembly | Vaura)
Possibly the most underappreciated modern guitarist in metal, ostensibly because no amount of praise would seem adequate.
Michael Hoggard (Ulcerate)
Every riff is fire.
Multi-faceted French cut of pure onyx.