ALEX MASI – One
of the 80s most admired shredders, especially due to his ”Attack of
the Neon Shark” album from 1989. Alex has always delivered
immaculate and very diverse sounding guitarleads, putting himself in
the top echelon of experimentalists.
is also a good description of the album in question. He seems to try
to break down the barriers here with a highly competent mixture of
everything from Prog. Metal over Funky Metal to exotic-sounding
The fact that he
strays so much also leaves the album as a guitar-album which
probably won’t appeal to anybody who hasn’t got an interest in
my point of view it seems that he could’ve done himself a favour
if he’d only tried to give his fingers a rest every now and then. His
shredding is VERY fast and all the time too. Same tempo (drums
played by none other than John Maculoso) and same runs up and down
You really need
time to get into this album but if you like these
shredder-experiments you’d probably dig it all the way.
hear hints to MEGADETH every now and then…It sound weird, I know,
but a lot of the ambience on this album is similar to what MEGADETH
could’ve come up with back in the 80s.
atmospherical album without a lot of crossover potential.