After a long hiatus, I'm rediscovering my metal roots by listening to alot of Sanctuary and Nevermore. I'm really digging Jim Sheppard's style, especially on the Sanctuary records. A metal band with bass fairly prominent in the mix, it's refreshing even if they broke up in 1990. Sheppard and Ellefson are probably my favorite metal bassists. They make metal interesting for us bass players. Respect for Jim Sheppard.