I'm looking to build up a few more albums to enjoy a specific genre of music, but I'm looking for well recorded versions of this stuff. Sometimes that can be hard to find. I'm happy to just buy the CD albums ideally. Not looking to have multi-channel or high res stuff. Not looking for vinyl for this stuff. Just CD or downloadable lossless (FLAC or something similar). Again, prefer CD, and I'm happy to buy used!
Specifically looking for more well recorded albums of the genre: Instrumental Heavy Metal Guitar. But specifically electric guitar and specifically the shredding type. I apologize if this is not the right description. But basically there are excellent artists out there that can really shred with speed and high technicality on electric guitar and they do it as mostly instrumental, no vocals. It's probably more akin to Metal as a genre or Heavy Metal I think. Usually not like rock.
To help narrow this down, some examples of artists that I am referring to and already listen to:
Michael Angelo Batio
If you are familiar with these artists, I'm happy to hear about what your favorite or best album(s) are from them. And I'm happy to learn of new artists. I've looked at lists of course, out there, like the top 50 shred artists out there. But, that doesn't mean the album is great and recorded well. Not all CD's are equal after all. So again, emphasis on best recordings in terms of the albums if possible.