But he's not the virtuoso that the media is making him out to be now that he's been shot to death. Pinch harmonics, fast pentatonic solos, whammy bar dives, killer riffs. He's an awesome metal guitarist, but I'd be lying if I said he's one of the best players I've ever heard.
Also, I know it's supposed to be about the music and not about the image, but the number of posers that have been latching onto Pantera/Damageplan now that he's dead is really annoying. Because Pantera was all about going against the mainstream... the real Pantera fans know what I'm talking about