I've learnt some basic chords : A,D,E,C,G,Am,Em as well as most popular rhythm patterns (which have 4 beats in a bar) and have been using them in covering some easy acoustic songs.
My basic aim is to be able to play some decent lead guitar parts (mostly Led zep, Pink floyd, etc type of songs), as well as rhythm on some metal songs (Metallica, etc). My question is, how much chord learning should I be doing? Do I need to get into all the different type of chords (7th chords, sus2/4 chords, slash chords, barre chords). My doubt arises because most metal songs don't seem to be using anything other than power chords (please correct me if I'm wrong).
Regarding lead guitar, I've learnt the minor pentatonic scale, have been improvising on it using backing tracks and have also learnt some popular solos based on it. Should I just continue learning the lead part or concentrate on chords as well?