Greatest Metal Bassist
Iron Maiden founder Steve Harris has some of the busiest fingers in the business. His trademark galloping rhythm is not his only claim to fame, delivering intricate bass lines and even utilizing power chords at times by brushing the strings with a downstroke of his hand. He is one of the band’s main songwriters, calling ‘The Trooper’ and ‘The Rime of the Ancient
Here, we have two bassists who are the center of the rhythmic focus of their bands. Fieldy is one of the key songwriters in Korn, utilizing a combination of slap techniques, finger-picking, and left hand mutes, giving the band their signature groove. His downtuned playing takes on a myriad of influences from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to
Mike LePond joined Symphony X in 1999, making his debut with the band on ‘V: The New Mythology Suite.’ From this album on, the progressive power metallers have become very rhythm-driven, opposed to the more melodic grandeur of their earlier albums. LePond and drummer Jason Rullo formed a synergis
Late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton left this world far too early. His unique lead playing style can be heard on the first three Metallica albums, with his bass solo ‘(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth’ showcasing his signature style. The thrash band is driven by pummeling speed and rhythm, while Burton used his bass as a bit of a l
Both of these bassists possess tremendous technical skills and they both know exactly when to use them. They are modern metal royalty; Chancellor in the mainstream and Marston in the deep, deep underground.
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