he has recognition in all of rock and all of the subgenres within it, as well as the guitar community.
The biggest issue is he wasn't unique in a sense as other legends of the craft. He more helped pioneer the nu metal style of playing without making the shitty "chugga chugga" rifts that bands like FFDP get ripped on for by music elitists
The music also being a quite literally physical product of its time, it didn't have the best audio quality because of budget and equipment limitations. Hard to sound like Slash or Synyster Gates when you don't have the money or the technology to back you up. Electronic music, no matter how skillful you need to be, always has a chance of suffering from being electronic.