Byrd (Fifth Angel) Guitarist/songwriter and guitar designer is a name
some of you out there will recognise. His latest release “Crimes
is a re-release originally released in the year 1998.
call James Byrd’s style a mix of Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, Hendrix and
Frank Marino. I think that’s the right description. The
music here on this album is a mix of Neo Classical Metal and Classic
No doubt that James Byrd is a magnificent
guitarist but this album is quite boring if you ask me. I like a few
tracks; “Prelude in Sea” (a short intro), “Metatron” and “Good
Bye My Love”. The rest of the songs are not above average in my
opinion. Even after numerous listens nothing really stands out.
Even the production could have been better in
my opinion so the bottom line is: Average album, average production but
we have a superb guitarist.
Listen before you buy!