Guitar God, Innovator, and Virtuoso – those are the first three things that come to mind when I think of Joe Satriani.
He truly is a gifted player who can make instrumental guitar playing savagely entertaining,
To me Kotzen has released one of his best albums to date and goes a long way into proving once more he is one of the most underrated and greatest and most talented songwriters of this generation.
The tracks are all heavy metal based once again sounding a bit like a Yngwie Mamlsteen record without any vocals. He combines the backbone of thrash metal with the technical proficiency of progressive metal and adds some pure speed metal for good measure, which leads me to another comparison to the eighties band CACOPHONY..
JOOP WOLTERS’ blend of speedy shredding mixed with jazz fusion and sprinkled with a bit of classical inspired stuff is very easy on the ears and is a guitarist’s wet dream. Seriously, this is one of those albums that you listen to and then decide to hang your guitar up in shame as there is so much technicality here that it just shouldn’t be possible for one man to be so versatile…