Perfectionism, particularly in a musician, is most often viewed as a liability. Rather than focusing on the life-affirming qualities inherent in the struggle for perfection, many attribute negative personal characteristics -- difficult, hardheaded, intractable -- towards those with a desire for self-improvement. But there exists a rare breed that uses this inexhaustible drive for growth in a collaborative, positive way.
Drummer and Dallas resident Bryan Fajardo has spent almost 20 years on this single-minded path, learning from and teaching others on his journey towards true musical enlightenment. His expertise is in grindcore, a metal subgenre that melds the intensity of death metal, punk and thrash into a maelstrom of flurrying notes.