I´ve been doing a lot of research about this topic and didn´t seem to find much info on it.
So, basically, coming from a classical guitar background and just recently starting to learn electric guitar (death metal mostly), i´ve been wondering if there are any known death metal or thrash metal guitarists that play using their fingers (picking hand obviously). Anyone on this forum maybe? Is the lack of such players an indication that it cant be done without sloppy sound?
Anyway, i´ve tried playing metal with my nails, and i actually found it rather doable. However, i found some major problems with that style of playing. Mainly, when playing tremolo riffs on low frets (and especially on open low E), there is a strong background high pitched noise, which i suspect is caused by unwanted pinch harmonics when fingertips braze the string before the nail hits it. I tried playing with nails only, but i still get some sort of chippy sound everytime a string is played (when touched by the nail). Any ideas what may be causing this, and if it can be diminished (no such sound with a pick)?
Thanks to everyone that took their time to read though it all!
The only one that I can think of offhand is Rodrigo from Rodrigo Y Gabriela... but he plays clean.