i'm a wannabe guitarist, 20 years ago, i was all over every guitar solo. now i prefer good songs. ron thal is probably the only guy i still enjoy listening to when he's soloing. that's a brilliant one, too:
one of my favorite voices, ray alder of fates warning released his first solo record:
loving it so far. not a metal record per definition, and certainly not prog metal, but has that chill/mellow vibe i love so much in fates warning too. falling/falling further or a handful of doubt from fw could be on this record. he's got such an effortless voice, at least on the records.