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TheFuneralopolis
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:43 pm 
 

Are there any DM bands with only one guitarist?

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GrimWinter
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:07 pm 
 

Funerus

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HowDisgusting
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:39 pm 
 

Of course. Plenty of them.

I've seen bands like Incantation, Gorguts, Monstrosity and even Immolation play as 3-pieces at various points. Three of Morbid Angel's albums have been recorded with Trey handling all the guitar duties.

As far as bands that are full-time one-guitar bands...

Dim Mak
Infester
Defeated Sanity
Runemagick
Stargazer
Hypocrisy
Psycroptic
Revocation
Ophiolatry

just to name a few
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destinedforfailure
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:22 pm 
 

Well Egemony is a one-man death metal band.

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Nochielo
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:36 am 
 

I second Psycroptic. Also Cattle Decapitation and Napalm Death (if you count them as death metal). Everyone knows those, but it's the only ones I can think of right now.

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STORMM
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Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:22 am 
 

Asphyx :headbang:

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Rottenrectum
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:24 am 
 

Torture Division! One guitarist, one bassist/vocalist and one drummer. Death fucking metal.

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Expedience
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:12 am 
 

I've seen Psycroptic a number of times and they always had 2 guitarists playing.

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YouFail
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:51 am 
 

Are there any 1 guitarist DM bands? TONS and I ain't going to start making a list.

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Nochielo
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:23 pm 
 

Expedience wrote:
I've seen Psycroptic a number of times and they always had 2 guitarists playing.

Huh? You sure that's Psycroptic? I haven't seen them live, but I have the Ob(Servant) DVD, and I'm pretty sure there only one guitarist.

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YouFail
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:34 pm 
 

HowDisgusting wrote:
Of course. Plenty of them.

I've seen bands like Incantation, Gorguts, Monstrosity and even Immolation play as 3-pieces at various points. Three of Morbid Angel's albums have been recorded with Trey handling all the guitar duties.

As far as bands that are full-time one-guitar bands...

Dim Mak
Infester
Defeated Sanity
Runemagick
Stargazer
Hypocrisy
Psycroptic
Revocation
Ophiolatry

just to name a few




Defeated Sanity and Hypocrisy both use 2 guitarists. DS is short on members currently and is looking for their second guitarist after Wolfgang resigned. Hypocrisy, generally known as a 3 piece band for the past 15 years so, started out as a 5 piece and Peter still prefers to play live and record with 2 guitar tracks. I remember talking to him 10 years ago when they were playing as a 3 piece and he was pissed that their 2nd guitarist at the time couldn't make it into America and said that they sounded like shit because of it.

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HighPlainsDrifter
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:51 pm 
 

Krisiun
Aurora Borealis
Hate Eternal (second and third album)
Deeds of Flesh (on certain albums)
Domination Through Impurity
Internal Suffering
Internecine
Inveracity
Severed Savior

These are some more modern ones with one guitarist...
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LordGothic
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:00 pm 
 

do you mean bands where the whole album is recorded with just 1 guitar and not 2 or bands that use 1 guitarist to do both lead and rythm

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Expedience
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:24 pm 
 

Nochielo wrote:
Expedience wrote:
I've seen Psycroptic a number of times and they always had 2 guitarists playing.

Huh? You sure that's Psycroptic? I haven't seen them live, but I have the Ob(Servant) DVD, and I'm pretty sure there only one guitarist.


How did they play solos with only one axe?

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Jonpo
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:35 pm 
 

Expedience wrote:
How did they play solos with only one axe?


I have no idea what Psycroptic's setup is but there are plenty of ways to accomplish this. Most common two being loopbacks, or you just stop playing rhythm and tackle the lead, which I think sounds awesome and very "organic" when a band does this. It also forces the bassist to pull their fucking weight and write something interesting.
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overkill666
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:00 pm 
 

Pungent Stench has one guitarist, really good music as well. There's a plethora of one-man death metal bands, especially if you enjoy the more brutal side of death metal.
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HowDisgusting
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:34 pm 
 

Expedience wrote:
Nochielo wrote:
Expedience wrote:
I've seen Psycroptic a number of times and they always had 2 guitarists playing.

Huh? You sure that's Psycroptic? I haven't seen them live, but I have the Ob(Servant) DVD, and I'm pretty sure there only one guitarist.


How did they play solos with only one axe?
Since when does Psycroptic have solos?
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Expedience
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:39 pm 
 

HowDisgusting wrote:
Expedience wrote:
Nochielo wrote:
Expedience wrote:
I've seen Psycroptic a number of times and they always had 2 guitarists playing.

Huh? You sure that's Psycroptic? I haven't seen them live, but I have the Ob(Servant) DVD, and I'm pretty sure there only one guitarist.


How did they play solos with only one axe?
Since when does Psycroptic have solos?


They do live. Unless my memory is mocking me, which is not unlikely.

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ogmetal
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Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:22 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:45 pm 
 

Jonpo wrote:
Expedience wrote:
How did they play solos with only one axe?


I have no idea what Psycroptic's setup is but there are plenty of ways to accomplish this. Most common two being loopbacks, or you just stop playing rhythm and tackle the lead, which I think sounds awesome and very "organic" when a band does this. It also forces the bassist to pull their fucking weight and write something interesting.


Yeah, one of the most famous metal bands of all time has done just fine with one guitarist. I will say having Geezer Butler playing bass definitely helps.
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ThrashingMad
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:48 pm 
 

Baphomet only used one guitarist on The Dead Shall Inherit, and, frankly, it sounds like it. That isn't really a criticism though.

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ahr888
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Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:14 am
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 5:05 pm 
 

Kataklysm!

I just saw Psycroptic on concert. Only one guitarist, no solos.

This is a helpful thread. Bands with one guitarrist sound so much better live than bands with 2 guitarrist (or more).

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thrashfan07
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Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:31 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:27 pm 
 

I'm pretty sure Bal-Sagoth only use one guitar.
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Snowgrave
Under The Plaintive Sky

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:06 pm 
 

Yeah but Bal-Sagoth aren't death metal...;)
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CHRISTI_NS_ANITY8
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 8:56 am 
 

Mind Snare (Italy) and their power is always unmatchable even with one guitar.
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