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    Metal guitarists whom often use legato technique

    HI folks! I been looking for diffrent guitairsts in metal scene who use a lot of legato , but i can't find some. Could you help me? Thx ( I already know Sach, Tom quayle, Rick Graham, Bred Garsed, Allan Holdsworth, Mark Tremonti)

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    Per Nilsson's legato is pretty friggin' fantastic. Fredrik Thordendal's lead playing also features a lot of Holdsworth-style legato.

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    While I appreciate your use of "whom," your usage isn't correct - whom should be used in place of who when the object of a prepositional phrase. Of whom, to whom, for whom. You could ask about guitarists for whom legato was an important part of there technique, but it should be "guitarists who use legato" in this context.

    That said - pretty much everyone. Satch and Holdsworth are the two guys most closely associated with the technique, but Vai and Petrucci are also excellent at it, and EVH technically does rather a lot with legato/partial legato techniques. Guthrie Govan can seemingly do anything, as well. Idunno. Think of virtually any proficient metal player, and they're probably good at legato.
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    Since you already mentioned Brett Garsed, have you checked out TJ Helmerich? While he's famous for the wonky "use two hand tapping for everything" thing, his technique is extremely legato focused and even the way he uses his right hand sounds like and lends itself to legato shapes.

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    Some of these use it less prominently than others, but:

    Fredrik Thornendal (Meshuggah)
    Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry)
    Jan Zehrfeld (Panzerballett)
    Jørn Viggo Lofstad (Pagan's Mind)
    Mats Haugen (Circus Maximus)
    John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
    Michael Romeo (Symphony X)
    Marco Sfogli (everything)
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