Guitarist of the Month


There is no doubt in my mind that I have chosen power metaller Herman Li of power metal group Dragonforce.  His birthday was recently on October 3.  Herman Li is well-known for his excessive usage of the whammy war, guitar licks, sweep picking, and video game music .  What probably makes Li a very unique guitarists is his background from all kinds of heavy metal sub-genres.  In fact, Roadrunner Records had interviewed Li asking him his ten favorite guitarists.  Just to name three, one of them was Steve Vai because of his outrageous guitar and production skills.  John Petrucci would be another choice for his complex rhythm/lead guitar skills.  Of course, John uses a 7 string guitar in some of Dream Theater’s songs, which add a nice melody to the band’s tracks on albums.  Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman influenced Dragonforce’s music,fast tempos dual guitar solos channeled over.  Dragonforce will probably be considered one of the best bands of the 21st century with continuing success of their albums.  After all, the band undoubtedly has 2 gifted solo smashers, Li and Sam Totman.   The power metallers released their sixth studio album “Maximum Overload,” which features a cover of “Ring of Fire,” originally by Johnny Cash.  Check out the list of guitarists that Li favorites.


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