Electric Outlet

Release date: July 21st 2006
Label: Lion Music
Provided by:
Lion Music
Website: Lion Music

Progressive Rock / Fusion

Rating: ?/100
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: July 7th 2006

What these 4 German's is doing in 51 minutes divided into 9 instrumental songs are another fine example of 4 extremely talented musicians - they are all 4 well-known studio and live musicians in pop and rock in Germany - who have created an album for themselves, friends and other musicians!

They do all possess incredible technical skills, the band is very tight, and they leave enough space for each one to shine on almost every song. They serve brilliant leads on guitars (Marcus Nepomuc Deml), drums (Tom Aeschbacher), bass (Frank Itt) and keyboards (Ralf Gutske) - and have made an album, which will surely impress the Hell out of a lot of musicians... but to metal and rock fans, who just want a cool melody, a great chorus or even an angry growler, there really isn't much on offer here.

I salute them for making an extremely technical progressive instrumental album, packed with twist and turns, breaks and great lead stuff. But also an album that your "Mr. normal Metalhead" has no use for what so ever!

If you love technical progressive rock and don't mind if it's instrumental then look no further... on the other hand if you hate such albums then stay away from this one as well. I really don't know how to rate this album, because just based on the skill-level this one belongs amongst the best I've heard in a long time... but take a listen yourself and be your own judge...

Recommended: All or nothing!