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Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Augury’s “Message Sonore” Playthrough
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Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Augury’s “Message Sonore” Playthrough

Heavy metal monster Dominic “Forest” Lapointe is back with a new playthrough video. This time he demonstrates how to perform the bass line to “Message Sonore” by Augury. Lapointe is known for his fretless mastery but opts for a fretted six-string for the two-handed tapping heavy song. His lines provide countermelodies to the guitar riffs while providing a running low...

Bass of the Week: Marc Chicoine Dominic “Forest” Lapointe 6-String Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Marc Chicoine Dominic “Forest” Lapointe 6-String Bass

I’m always astounded by the bass work of Dominic “Forest” Lapointe. His refined technique and raw emotion always come through in his bass lines. I’m also stunned by his basses, which is why this week we’re checking out his six-string left-handed signature bass built by luthier Marc Chicoine. Based around Quebec, Chicoine has been building guitars and basses for 20...

First Fragment: Le Serment de Tsion
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First Fragment: Le Serment de Tsion

First Fragment, featuring bass monster Dominic “Forest” Lapointe, has just released a new music video for their song “Le Serment de Tsion”, and it’s brutal. Lapointe kills it with a biting tone and insane chops to add extra fire to the track.

Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: First Fragment’s “Gula” Playthrough
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Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: First Fragment’s “Gula” Playthrough

I hope you’re sitting down for this one. Dominic “Forest” Lapointe’s playthrough for his band First Fragment’s song “Gula” is killer. Originally recorded by Vincent Savary, the song kicks off with a monster fretless tapping line before jumping into a supportive role. Lapointe’s left hand technique and musicality are just incredible.

Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: B.A.R.F.’s “Leader” Playthrough
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Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: B.A.R.F.’s “Leader” Playthrough

Dominic “Forest” Lapointe is one of my favorite metal bassists. His unique bass lines bring out his voice in the music and his killer chops make it impressive to watch. Here’s a great clip of Lapointe tearing through “Leader” by B.A.R.F. Although he typically plays fretless, his monster playing translates perfectly to a fretted six-string. He kicks things off with...

Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Magnitude of Thoughts” Playthrough
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Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Magnitude of Thoughts” Playthrough

Bass monster Dominic “Forest” Lapointe is one of my favorite metal bassists, so I was pumped to see his latest playthrough. This time he tears through the title track to Teramobil’s latest album, . Lapointe utilizes his awesome fingerstyle playing with some gnarly chordal work, bends and tapping thrown in for good measure.

Jeff Hughell Feels the Heat on New Album
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Jeff Hughell Feels the Heat on New Album

Jeff Hughell, known for his seven-string bass work in the technical metal scene, has released his third solo record, Trinidad Scorpion Hallucinations. The album’s title references a super-hot variety of pepper and the music, from Hughell, who also plays with the band Six Feet Under, is described as being similarly searing. While Hughell is the primary bassist on the album,...

Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Temporaly Recompressed Pulse” Playthrough
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Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Temporaly Recompressed Pulse” Playthrough

Here’s another jaw-dropping playthrough by Dominic “Forest” Lapointe. The bassist burns it up on Teramobil’s “Temporaly Recompressed Pulse” with lightning fast riffs and creative two-handed tapping. The track comes from the band’s Multispectral Supercontinuum EP, but Lapointe tells us Teramobil is working on a full album.

Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Molecular Spectrometry” Playthrough
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Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Molecular Spectrometry” Playthrough

Dominic “Forest” Lapointe‘s playing never ceases to amaze me. Today’s featured video is the bassist’s latest face-melting playthrough for the song “Molecular Spectrometry” from his instrumental technical metal band Teramobil. Not one to simply play roots, Lapointe’s lines are a great example of a bass player taking the lead while still supporting the song. He rips through the track with...

Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Beyond Creation’s “Elusive Reverence” Bass Playthrough
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Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Beyond Creation’s “Elusive Reverence” Bass Playthrough

Technical Death Metal band Beyond Creation is getting ready to release their sophomore album, Earthborn Evolution, and bassist Dominic “Forest” Lapointe has dished up a bass playthrough of the first track from the album, “Elusive Reverence.” The left-handed, six-string fretless player tears through the track with deceptive ease. Rather than lay on root notes or double the guitar, Lapointe lays...