Zoltan Bathory on shred guitar: “A song can have four different time signatures and shredding all over it, but does it mean anything to you?”

Zoltan Bathory
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There's no shortage of impressive guitar moments in Five Finger Death Punch's music, but for rhythm guitarist Zoltan Bathory, it appears it's not all about shred guitar.

In a recent interview with 93X Radio, the 5FDP axeman offers his opinion of high-profile shred guitarists, and shares his general philosophy towards writing for guitar.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.