Watch the Hangar Mustaine online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Metal Guitar Licks You MUST Know
While power chords may very well be metal's raison d'etre when it comes to harmonic devices, many metal men have utilized other types of chords. From closed triads to open string voicings to detuned conglomerates--the sky is the limit as long as you bring the rage! On Megadeth's first album with Marty Freidman, leader Dave Mustaine unleashed some upper string fury in "Hangar 18" where he plays a series of four three-note chords that all fall under an open D string sonic umbrella. Played with unrelenting downstrokes througout, this brilliantly voice lead idea has plenty of angst to go around.