As the title would indicate, this thread is about the sound of a death metal guitarist. So for those of you who aren't interested, feel free to click on another thread!
What I would like to know, is what do the guitarists employ to get such a savage, razorblade kind of tone ? Do they use a distortion pedal of sorts, or just the distortion that comes from the amp?
I'm thinking of bands in the vein of Six Feet Under, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, and even Arch Enemy (although the 'death metal' status on their band is debateable - I personally rate them as death metal)... how do they do it ???
Another question is the solos in a death metal songs, I'm mainly thinking of Arch Enemy and Obituary here... obviously they use a whammy bar and do the 'shuddering' effect (or whatever it's really called), but do they use specific scales? I would think diminished because of the odd intervallic sound and structure, but I could be wrong.
Any one for a bite of this subject? Maybe I should ask a technical jazz question or something next time... death metal isn't what most people wake up thinking about in the morning, but each to their own.