Best Modern Instrumental ArtistsJust forget the singers. Give the instruments a little credit for once! No bands with singers on this list.
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Their guitarist has a very modern, metal and tech-core influenced guitar technique and songwritting book out now, and the scale I'm struggling with is but a measure or two from a single song of their many. I like HEAVY progressive music, and my DAD likes Scale The Summit. My friend calls them Guitar-lesson-rock.
We are witnessing the evolution of music right before our eyes and ears. But for those with ears who cannot hear, it will seem like they came out of no where when they finally reach the summit of their talents.
The Great Plains and Age of The Tide are two of the best songs I've heard in my life. These guys make me proud to be a part of my generation. Thank you for inspiring all of us.
Glacial Planet, City in the Sky & Giants are all amazing pieces of music. Very cool approach to music and original. Look forward to their new albumV16 Comments
Pretty much dream theater minus james. Paradigm Shift and Acid Rain are unbeatable. Best instrumentalists.
These guys, even if you care not for the songs they write, you must give it up to them for sheer ingenuity and ability. There's no comparison.
Excellent musician with natural talent.
No copy cats and really a wonderful music composer either its Indian or Western.
He can every sound imaginable. his songs are so addicting...
Louis Colaiannia is an amazing artist/ composer. Is a joy being able to listen to his music and always exciting to see what he comes up with next!
If you get the chance to see this guy perform live don't pass it up! Brilliant compositions and wonderful energy. If you haven't listened to his music you're simply missing out.
Music with passion and integrity... Louis is one of the most gifted, yet most humble musicians I have ever met. He is graced with strength and passion! His music is very inspiring to me!
Awesome singer and musicianV6 Comments
Its Hans Zimmerman! Dude's a legend.
Are you ' kidding me? The awesome masterpieces of Hans Zimmer easily makes him a legend...he should be in top ten - Bingofoster
This guy is one badass guitarist! He's covered so many different songs, including Christmas music, and he does it so well. I dig his cover for "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch". That one's addicting. You have to be crazy not to think he's awesome! He can really play a guitar!
Gary improves every single song he covers. indescribably great.
He should be higher up on the list. Buckethead is an amazing, versatile musician.
elfman has always brought something new and never copied himself. a true genius of what is defined as "music"
The kings of the modern day post rock and instrumental rock scene. - InsertNameHere
Liquid Tension Experiment beat these guys? Really?
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