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Kirk Hammett celebrates his birthday today (November 18), and while his work in Metallica has been celebrated for years, there’s another aspect of his playing that also should be recognized: His “Guitar Face.”

You know…all of those weird facial expressions guitarists tend to make when they’re performing and are just feeling it. Some examples of “guitar face” are rather strange, but Hammett’s “guitar face” somehow is like an effortless cool.

Want proof? Here are just ten examples of Hammett’s variations of “guitar face.”