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History of Metal Guitar in One Song

'Metal guitar sure has evolved a lot over the years. Throughout the decades, the genre went from a form of heavy blues rock to death metal to stoner metal to doom metal, leaving scores of new subgenres in its wake.

In this well-conceived video by YouTube user gmcguitar (, whose videos have been featured on our site in the past, we watch as a faceless guitarist (equipped with a seven-string Ibanez) tracks metal guitar's progress over the course of one five-minute song, from blues rock to djent.

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