Kirk Hammett Really Sucks!

Kirk Hammett Really Sucks!

Kirk Hammett is one of the most over-rated guitar players ever- and here's why!

Kirk Hammett really sucks! Why, you may ask? On this site, I present my reasons on why he's over-rated and over-hyped, as well as links to some TALENTED guitarists.

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Honestly as a guitarist

Honestly as a guitarist myself, i agree he aint the best guitarist out there, but he is a decent one. A lot of people don't seem to realize writing solos is a helluva lot harder than playing ones people have come up with for you. Also (ooh here comes the hate) Kirk has definantly got a unique style, and quite a bit of creativity and some technical skill. Wah pedal might be implanted into his foot but still, that just proves he has a unique style.
In conclusion: He isnt the best or most skillful, but he has got a very recognisable style, if someone played a solo to me by hammett, i would probably be able to recognise who it was by.
Also in my opinion he has quite a bit of stage presence, but he also knows when to dial it down a bit.

Kirk is cool

Kirk is cool

Kirk is awesome!

Most of you guys are really idiots,who told you that you need to play fast to be good?Kirk may not be the fastest or most technical player,but I'd rather listen to the solo in Enter Sandman(seriously overrated) for 5 hours in a row than a second of Rusty Cooley's guitar wanking.Kirk is an average guitarist,but he's got feel and knows when to show off and when to make a smaller solo and let the others shine.Plus,he is a total beast live and always makes those solos more interesting.Rather than bashing one of the most well known and popular guitarists around(and overrated,I agree) why don't you go practice until you can properly play Smoke on the Water.When you made 4 of the greatest Thrash Metal albums ever and the best selling metal album ever,then you can bash Kirk,until then you are just idiots with too much spare time.

Hey guys. Does anyone else

Hey guys. Does anyone else have the understanding that music is something to be listened to and generally people who listen to it couldn't give a monkeys left nut what scale it is in or how technical it is. After playing guitar for nearly 30 years and teaching it to many I can assure you any dumb ass can copy given enough time but could probably never write it themselves. Don't bad mouth people that have obviously inspired generations to be as good or better. All those that hate evidently never got anywhere with their life or they would celebrate others talents rather than envy it. How could anyone have the audacity to proclaim that any famous musician is no good. Come on really?!

Totally false

False at all Kirk is a guitarist that try to play fast but because he is a average guitarist he can't. By the way I don't know where the feel in his solo its all the fucking same boring solo with identical sound and overuse of the wah pedal you call this feeling lol

thats why..!

Thats why he is over-rated, because of the fact that the only thing he does is he plays fast and all the dumb people out there are like "AMAZING, THIS GUY IS SO FAST AND HIS SKILLS ARE HILARIOUS". I like Metallica as well and Kirk has got some nice skills, but every solo has the same aim >> FASTER, FASTER,FASTER...thats not bad, because this is Metal!!!! Kirk had such a amzing teacher who is part of the G4, yes Joe Satriani and not just Kirk was his student also Steve Vai. And now please look at the diffrence of Kirk and Vai, lets look at the solo of "Enter Sandman"(1) and "Seek and Destroy"(2) in (1) it start of with bendings and slidings and in (2) with hammer and pull off. If you look at it theoretical than this is what you lern as an beginner, maybe not as fast but still he uses the basics instead of creating his on style like Steve Vai did. Then in (1) there is bending again, and in (2) there comes in some variation in notes but still both of the solos are build up in a range of 8-10 notes, like A1-C2 whatever im not sure. So lets look at Steve Vai "Crossroad" in this solo the range of Notes are 20-30, and also he brought in some dynamics. This is here is not telling you that Kirk cant play and he sucks not im just telling you that most of his performance can be played by many guitarists who played at least 5-6 years!

Dont forget its easy to play but hard to write!

Not the best, not the worst.

Felt tempted to search through this site while I was listenting "Sad but true" Exactly at the point Kirk started to play...

What can I say, I like the guy, he doesnt look self centered as Yngwie, and didnt get wasted for 20 years in a roll like VH (who is my idol).

But I need to accept that when the guitar solo begins, I wish some other guy was in charge, like Jake E Lee, Vito Bratta, Murray or Smith, Zakk Wylde, Malmsteen... It doesnt need to be a tricky solo just something to make sense. Look Angus, he is not the fastest guitar player in the world or use any weird flamenco scales, just a lot of soul... And damn I love him

Sometimes I feel like he isplaying in a different tone or scale, perhaps that was the intention cause his buddies from megadeth do that a lot too...

I wonder, how come he is able to create all these awesome riffs, the best riffs in the world perhaps, but then spoiled the party with that frikin solo? Even the sound man....

Just my unbiased opinion

Metallica is not the best metal band in the world and Kirk is not the best guitarist. Who is? Probably some unknown musician who works days in a music store and plays in a local band at night. The industry is bulls**t and it's about luck and marketing. IMO the reason Metallica has done better than the others is because a) they wrote good songs (yeah, they did) and b) Hetfield has a "neutral" voice and Metallica was neutral in general as far as style, etc. What I mean by this is Hetfields voice worked in the 80's, it worked in the 90's, and it still works today. Operatic singers like Dickinson, Belladonna, and Tate were very much with the times of the 80's and lost popularity when grunge hit. Grunge had that nasally twang and lost popularity to the screaming hardcore sound that remains today. Other 80's bands dressed like women and wore lipstick, Metallica wore jeans and t-shirts. As for Hammet, he isn't that great, but he isn't that bad. His band is famous and therefore he is as well. The one who SUCKS is Lars. He is a shitty drummer who got lucky. I'm surprised he made it in the days before ProTools. As for current Metallica, they've sucked since Justice. Luck, blind fan loyalty, and the money to polish turds in the studio.

KIRK - WORST LEAD GUITARIST EVER!!

KIRK - WORST LEAD GUITARIST EVER!!

This popular thread has been given its own page : KIRK - WORST LEAD GUITARIST EVER!!

Re:Kirk Hammet

HE DOES NOT SUCK , HE IS COOL

Kirk Hammett sucks because he's overrated

He is honestly not that good. And I'd have no problem with that, but when people start calling him 'God' or 'Awesome' or other names he doesn't deserve, that pisses me off. Metallica fans are one of the most stupid groups of people, because they blindly follow them and love the shitty people in the band, like Kirk. Who's better?

K.K. Downing
Glen Tipton
Dave Murray
Adrian Smith
Janick Gers
Dave Mustaine
Chris Poland
Marty Friedman

etc.

Besides, he'd be s**t if wah pedals didn't exist!

Kirk Hammet Blows

Kirk Hammet is way over rated. Kirk Hammet Blows which is the only reason he is in the band.

kirk is alright...

yeah... hey jordano west... i dont think there's a problem with that... i mean, why would you care if we listen to metallica? why? its our freedom... what's your problem? did kirk ran away from you after you sucked his dick? come on man... so what if kirk's influenced by blues musician... who cares? metal is not about who influenced you or whatever... well... my guitar hero is scott ian of anthrax and i dont really have a problem with that... ya better suck your mind dude... you dont know anything...

kirk is hot and he rulez!

kirk is hot and he rulez!

Re: kirk is hot and he rulez!

: kirk is hot and he rulez

he really plays the sh*t out of the guitar!
I totaly agree

Kirk is awsm

For u morons that r saying kirk just plain out stinks ur wacked,, Kirk is one of the best lead guitarists that will evr live ... and for all the morons saying sum1 like Angus Young is better than Hammett, u can cram it.. cumpared to kirk angus suks, at leest kirks leads involve some skill.

Kirk Hammett is good.

Kirk is a very talented musician.
You can't say he sucks, he's been with metallica forn nearly 25 years and he didn't stop playing guitar.

He is good, but not the best.

KIRK SUCKS!

Although kirk has great sound...too bad he doesn't know how to play leads..I say he should be a wah wah pedal player for someone.

Re: KIRK SUCKS!

Kirk Hammet's solos are repetitive and sloppy. He is not nearly as good as John Petrucci, Jeff Loomis, Michael Romeo, Michael Angelo Batio, Rusty Cooley... need I go on? People who cnsider Kirk Hammet one of the best guitarists are ignorant and people who don't know what real metal virtuosos sound like.

Re: Paco de Lucia: Hammett father

The best guitar player is Paco de Lucia, an spanish flamenco musician. He can make you flying around with just one of his perfect songs.Paco de Lucia taught Hammett when kirk was only 17 years old(at the same time satriani taught kirk too).

Kirk Kick ass u stupid ****

Kirk Kicks Ass u **** er

Jesus Christ.

Go figure, the Metallica fans are defending Metallica. Face it, Metallica is mediocre. Go ahead, its your right to listen to it. Just leave everyone else out of it if you're a true fan. Being a guitarist, there's nothing I hate more than hearing "Play some Metallica". Not everybody like Metallica. When you try to mention any guitarist, no matter who you get something like "No one is as good as Kirk Hammett! Its impossible". Here's an example of how I, and many others, feel. Most Metallica fans hate rap right (Metallica being "Metal")? We'll isn't it annoying when you're foreced to listen to it everywhere you go, be it a movie, videogame, record store, open house party. Well to many guitarists, Metallica is like rap. Its just something we have to put up with. So do everyone a favor and don't spread Metallica around like its the goddamned plague. And one more thing, there is no such thing as THE best guitarist. Once you acheive a certain level of virtuosity ala Alexi Laiho, Steve Vai and Malmsteen, you're pretty much equal in skill. Kirk Hammett hasn't gotten to that point yet. Want to follow up? -Bobtheyak(at)hotmail(dot)com-

kirk hammet

1.000.000 out of 10 kirk is the best

Re: kirk hammet

: 1.000.000 out of 10 kirk is the best
that means **** all ya dumb **** ....were talking about his playing not how many **** en records are sold...........read the question before you answear with mindless s**t like that.

What do you know? You know jack s**t

I know how to play alot of guitarist's stuff and I KNOW what is hard and not. What is tallent and not. I bet you anything you'll have more trouble playing Kirks s**t than Yngwie Malmsteen's (if you even know who he is). Kirks style is Blues/rock/metal. The blues may cause you to wonder that he isn't "up as good as other talented guitarists" but he is the best in his category. email me if you wanna talk. I don't like people who dis on guitarists who don't know one thing to begin with. First of all my favorite guitarist is Rusty Cooley. CHeck him out at www.rustycooley.com (hes way better and faster than Michael Angelo Batio). Anyways Kirk ROCKS YOUR ASS.

Re: What do you know? You know jack s**t

: I know how to play alot of guitarist's stuff and I KNOW what is hard and not. What is tallent and not. I bet you anything you'll have more trouble playing Kirks s**t than Yngwie Malmsteen's (if you even know who he is). Kirks style is Blues/rock/metal. The blues may cause you to wonder that he isn't "up as good as other talented guitarists" but he is the best in his category. email me if you wanna talk. I don't like people who dis on guitarists who don't know one thing to begin with. First of all my favorite guitarist is Rusty Cooley. CHeck him out at www.rustycooley.com (hes way better and faster than Michael Angelo Batio). Anyways Kirk ROCKS YOUR ASS.
Oh and btw Dyer's Eve has one of the most complicated sweeps ever in the solo opening. It includes a bend and must be sweep at 16th notes. Not many guitarist can sweep major ass bends and keep it CLEAN SOUNDING. And you people who talk about him having no tremlo or whatever.... not all guitarists have everything. Kirk KICKS ASS, no matter what. He broke history, ask any TRUE musician that!

Re: Kirk

Your reasons suck, your just jealous.

RE: Kirk Hammett

Your reasons suck, your just jealous.

OMG

HI I AVENT LISTENED TO IM PLAY BUT IF HE IS A HAMMETT LIKE ME THEN HE MUST B AMAZING HEHE I DONT NO Y U THINK HE SUCKS U MUST B **** ED UP I AVE CN TONES OF PICS OF IM ON THE INTERNET AND IF HE LOOKS AS GOOD AS HE PLAYS THEN HE MUST AMAZING

Re: OMG

Amen! He is hot as hell! Gotta love a guy that can move his fingers like that!

Kirk fukin rules

All u who think Kirk Hammett sucks at guitar must be fukin insane, have u seen him play or even heard him play!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hes the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To All U who believe hammet is the best

Your retarded kirk hammet sucks to much cock to the best dude i mean just listen to the solos from master of blowjobs and then compare to an actual okay solo like the solo in tornado of souls or pain killer by judist priest or any song from slayer. I think you'll see kirk and metallica are just ok because really that band is far to over rated.

You all suck.

All you naysayers suck. How many of you are making a gazillion dollars a year doing something you love (playing guitar)? Kirk is one of the rare few on this planet who is living the dream. Personally, I don't give a s**t if he's the best or not, he's a damn fine guitarist, and that's all that matters. There's always gonna be somebody out there who's better - some unknown guy who plays 12 hours a day in his shed... best isn't always heard. And Dimebag was shot in the head (sad face) so the crown goes back to Kirk.

Re: You all suck. silly people

hahahahahahaha....I suppose your gonna say BOB DYLAN has a great voice too? Or that BOY GEORGE isn't gay!? Hahahahahahahaha OH PLEASE...Maybe when he started he was a fine player but he never blossomed.. THats it he never blossomed ...he never even tried to be better..and that sucks!!!!!If i was in that band i would have considered firing him along time ago..anyone can grow their hair long..buy a wah wah pedal and use it..and play the pentatonic scale..hahahahahahahaYour silly if you think he is a fine guitar player..hahahahaha your either deaf? blind and deaf? or just plain dumb...???? email me if you wanna talk about it! stratdreams57@yahoo.com lokkin forward to it..

Re: You all suck. sillUndilayy people

Kirk hammet rocks like a rock

kirks solos out play all guitar sound

it seems u have underestimated kirk hammett, he is indeed the best metal soloist the world has ever seen. u get any one of any other guitar players best guitar solos and ill get kirks best solo and will see who right.

thank god some one made a site about the fact that kirk suck s**t at guitar

dime is kirks father

thank god some one made a site about the fact that kirk suck s**t at guitar

kirk is s**t he eas no vibrato and cant play live for ass crust

thank god some one made a site about the fact that kirk suck s**t at guitar

kirk is s**t he eas no vibrato and cant play live for ass crust

You're a **** ING LOSER!!!!!

The only reason that i can think somebody would make this page, is because they are one of the worst guitar players ever. They sit in their room for an hour and then give up because the can play what they are trying to. Then they decide to jack off and eat their own cum because they realize they are the worlds biggest **** ing disgrace of a guitar player. Why don't you send me one of your demos bitch! Or do you even have one of those? Kirk Hammett is better then you will ever be **** !

Re: You're a **** ING LOSER!!!!!

: The only reason that i can think somebody would make this page, is because they are one of the worst guitar players ever. They sit in their room for an hour and then give up because the can play what they are trying to. Then they decide to jack off and eat their own cum because they realize they are the worlds biggest **** ing disgrace of a guitar player. Why don't you send me one of your demos bitch! Or do you even have one of those? Kirk Hammett is better then you will ever be **** !

what do you want to bet krik has been playing alot longer then him too?

for how long hes been playing and hasnt gotten any better, infact done the opposite, he does suck. especially considering the guitarists just around town who could really rip him a new one. i know of 3 off the top of my head.

u're an ass hole, there's no one with kirk's style, rythm, creativity and talent so **** u

Kirk hammet is one of the best guitar players ive ever heard and the only reason to critizise him is that u could never play like that ever so u're frustrated

Re: u're an ass hole, there's no one with kirk's style, rythm, creativity and talent so **** u

ok,

1. You're a Kirk fanboy

2. I play guitar for 5 years and can play all his s**t and i agree he is overrated

3. If you think he is one of the best, you obviously havent heard many

KIRK HAMMETT **** ING KICKS ASS

YOU **** ING **** SUCKING SONS OF BITCHES!!!!!! KIRK HAMMETT COULD OUTPLAY YOU IN A SECOND HES THE VEST **** ING GUITARIST EVER!!!!! AND METALLICA IS THE BEST **** ING METAL BAND IN THE **** ING HISTARY OF MUSIC!!!!!!!

If this wasn't cyberspace I would shove my foot up your ass!

(This does not apply to any Kirk Hammett fans. I'm sorry to any small children about the blatant misuse of the word "ass". An ass is really a donkey.)

Kirk

I really feel bad at bursting everyones bubble but kirk really is no good!! He sux!!! Sorry!!

Re: Kirk

You are a jealous son of a bitch who's probably been sniffing coke to feel you have to say that. How do you think he got started? I'm pretty sure his rich mommy didn't buy his record deal for him!

Kirk Hammett

It is nice hearing from everybody but now it is time to hear from some musicians! The truth is Kirk really does suck!! Zero feel!! But one thing is he can play the hell out of the pentatonic scale!!

I am a **** ing musician!

And I say Kirk kicks ass, have you ever seen him live? He's on fire, and his solos are awesome!

Re: I am a **** ing musician!

Kirk Hammett can suck a big fat donky dick, what he calls solos is what other guitar players do for warmups, the same two pentatonic patterns are in every solo oh and lets not forget the fact that his wah pedal is surgically glued to his foot.

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