never heard of Edward Box prior to this review but I’ll keep my eyes
open for this guy in the future! He’s a talented guitar player in the
vein we all like! Mixing those immaculate 80s techniques with more
traditional metal riffing. Every now and then he captures the nostalgic
part of my brain and I tend to hear Warren Demartini / George Lynch
passages in the material….I like it! The best thing about Edward Box
is that he doesn’t try to be another Joe Satriani or Steve Vai and he
keeps his feet on the ground all the way. That’s a gift being able to
is his second solo album after having played with a rather unknown band
called Arch Stanton and since I don’t know his other release, called
“Plectrumhead”, I can’t really tell if this is better or worse,
but one letdown is the production sound of the album. It sounds like a
low budget garage production unfortunately, but the quality of the
material compensates a long stretch along the way!
does sound pretty multifaceted, including many different moods in his
songs but overall, as with most instrumental albums there will be a
tendency to repeat one self.
material, although rather catchy, is nothing out of the ordinary. Having
said this, if you’re a guitar-fanatic then go and check this guy out!
The typical instrumental thing, mixing blues licks with metal and more
keeping it listener friendly and that’s a good thing!