This is exactly what happens
when you offer a record deal to a psychotic!
Dave Martone, a Canadian
guitarist, showcases STEVE VAI-influenced shredding although adding
his own finesse; alien sounds and jazzy leads over Thrash rhythm
The whole concept relies on
science fiction and in a strange way you feel a little abducted
while listening. It sounds like Martone tries really, really hard to
be original and visionary on the field of shredding but
unfortunately this only creates a big distance to the listener.
Maybe it’s just me, but I lose my concentration already after a few
The sound is as perfect as
can be; especially the rhythm section has a really nice production
I would’ve preferred a
little more listener-friendliness overall but I guess that would
prove to conform for abductions and conspiration theories! J