Dimebag Darrell Abbott
Riffs. Groovy, headbanging chemistry with his brother Vinnie.
Solos. Full of fire and attitude.
Consistency. Did Dimebag ever play on a shitty album? Even the spottier pre-Anselmo albums had some killer solos and cool songs.
Influence. To this day, any kid showing off at Guitar Center must know some Dimebag licks.
Tone. Chuggy and cold.
Accessibility. Dimebag played in the context of very heavy music due to the climate of the music scene at the time Pantera were trying to make it.
Diversity. If you're expecting variety in songwriting rather than heavy metal riff after riff, forget about it.
Influence. His windespread influence was a double-edged sword in what it did for the American metal movement, particularly in the drop-tuned tone-indifferent crowd in the mid to late '90s.