lovers of Satriani and Malmsteen this album is not the worst buy.
Winterlong guitarist Englund
has been listening to many styles of shredding and seems to rest
comfortably in most of them.
is always a matter of temper and mood if you can handle instrumental
albums, but if you’re in that particular mood, Englund makes his
strings sing plenty. There’s a lot of expression and progressive
attitude in the 16 tracks on this his first solo effort.
styles incorporated range from the before-mentioned guitar heroes to
blues, Pantera and flamenco… The Swede clearly has an ear for a good
melody (as well as love for old TV-game soundtracks; he covered three of
them on the album!) and makes everything float in a way that is not too
demanding on the listener. Even the flamenco piece is digestible.
is great music to work to – take it from a man who’s in the middle
of building his own house :]