Mark Holcomb of Periphery: My Five Most Influential Guitarists
Mark Holcomb of Periphery
02. Devin Townsend
Devin's melodic sensibilities as a player and songwriter were an epiphany for me. Songwriting always comes first for him and that was a huge influence on me — especially considering he is an absolute, old-school shredder in every way, just that not many would know it because he crafts songs first and foremost. Hearing records like "Ocean Machine," "Terria" and the heavier side in "City" taught me to focus more on melody, context, riffs and songs rather than just leads.
His use of alternate tunings also made me want to experiment with bigger, brighter and more dynamic chords in metal.
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