Particularly during my younger years I admired the fine and personal guitar work of the legendary H-team. They created the recognizable ‘Exodus’ style partly through their grooving yet tight style of playing the guitar — this is not an easy task to accomplish in music. They are also great live performers both visually and musically. In my youth I watched these guys playing amazing guitar figures and solos, standing back to back with their chests thrust forward.
In my opinion Exodus is without a doubt one of the pioneers and masters of modern metal guitar playing. My own playing style is also strongly influenced by Rick and Gary. We can hear the same influences in the music of many current metal/rock bands.
This guitar looks and sounds just the way you would expect it to. It has poplar wings and a slightly more ‘open’ sound as it has been played a lot. One of the wings is now a little shorter than it was as a result of the rock and roll lifestyle the guitar has experienced.
Below is a link to an MP3 sample from 2004. It showcases a guitar playing section in the song Forward March and includes some fine and emotional solo guitar work. First solo by Rick and then another by Gary.