Hailing from Japan, Early Cross transcend several metal genres with a sound best described as proto prog metal.  One to check out.

   
Pathfinder
2013
VARIOUS ARTISTS
Embrace The Sun Japan Benefit
2011
   
   

 



Electric Outlet are a killer rock fusion instrumental power foursome that showcase formidable technical expertise but in a framework that is easily digestible for even the most hardened instrumental snob.

     
On!
2006
     
     

 



Female Fronted Symphonic Gothic Metal.

     
Darkness Will Fall
2008
     
     





Melodic hard rock with Lance King, Mark Boals, Don Airey, Anders Johansson.

 
Hypnotica
2001
Trading Souls
2003
Trading Souls
2012 (Ltd Ed Digipack reissue)
 
 





Danish guitar master, also guitarist of Section A and Acacia Avenue.

 
Heavy Persuasion
2001
Guitarisma
2002
Flying Solo
2005
 
 





Thrash metal from the Netherlands, full on riffing.

     
I Am Your Enemy
2007
     
     

 



Instrumental offering from the Winterlong and now Sabaton guitarist.
 

     
Influences
2006
     
     

 



Talented and versatile guitarist of Twinspirits.

     
Step Ahead
2009
     
     




A modern sound that combines diverse influences such as rock, ambient, and world music with strong hooks.

     
Modern Hippie
2008