Originally Posted by redbreegull
heavy metal shred style lead guitar is just so fucking cheesy and awful too
hey I have an idea it will sound awesome if I play every scale I know in this song all with 256th notes
Who cares what it sounds like, it's impressive!
Its like gymnastics. not much to do with music. Unfortunately a lot of people (actually make that guys mainly) who ever pick up an instrument, especially guitar, have a pretty big ego (which is used to hide insecurity) and the worst that could happen is if someone called what they play easy. Hence shredding solos.