Favorite bands :
Between The Buried and Me, Soundgarden, Opeth, Devin Townsend (both solo work and projects / SYL), always looking for more prog / exceptional metal bands to become committed to.
Favorite guitarists :
Paul Waggoner, Devin Townsend, Paul Masvidal, Mikael Akerfeldt, Muhammed Suicmez, Wacław Kiełtyka, John Petrucci, Luke Hoskin, and Ben Weinman are the most stand-out guitarists for me.
Favorite bassists :
Dan Briggs, Kim Thayil, Les Claypool, Arif Mirabdolbaghi, and Martin Mendez.
Started playing guitar four months from now, always learning new things. I listen to any metal, really, except those at the forefront of the "core" movement. I usually listen to prog metal, day-in and day-out, but I like my dose of tech death / experimental metal here and there. There's a few scattered genres here and there I like, such as grunge, electronic-influenced guitar work, orchestra, psychedelic, and instrumental metal work.