I have to say being the resident metal head, I really miss good soloing. You dont hear anyone talking about guitar slingers these days. some of my favorite solos are off From Judas Priest. Noteably the cover of Diamonds and Rust from Sin after Sin and Victim of change from Sad wings of Destiny.
For a current band I have to give it to Avenge 7 fold. Their new album harkens their hero,,Megadeath and Iron Maiden (who to their own credit have many great solos). Hail to the king pulls from Iron Maidens Wasted Years on the intro. So there is hope yet, an dKirk Hammet keeps up the solos as wellas Dave mustain. (granted they are being who they are, just no one new can do it it seems)
Music is a tribal experience, and it is about connection. Figure out how to reach in and change their emotions. Learn how to put them in a mood. That’s what music is for.”-JH.
“..And remember, a song should contain only one story, or one message, told from a single point of view” - DG
Its the little mistakes that become great. and when it falls in place, the feeling is indescribable.