Tony Hernando


Release date: August 24th 2006
Lion Music
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Lion Music

Instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal

Rating: 55/100
Cover artwork rating: 35/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: August 26th 2006

Spanish guitarist Tony Hernando began his musical journey at age 9 before eventually studying at Musicians Institute G.I.T. Tony Hernando has released 3 solo albums; “High” (2000), “The Shades of Truth” (2002) and “III” (2005).

This brand new release is my first encounter with Tony Hernando and it is released on both CD and DVD. - I find the DVD a little more interesting than the CD, because it’s a pleasure to watch Mr. Hernando handle his guitar. He is a very talented player, no doubt about that but sadly I find his music a tad too progressive for my taste. A few of the tracks are very similar to each other and most of the time I find myself between heaven and hell.

The Live performance DVD side of “THIII - Live” features Tony Hernando on Lead guitar, drum legend Mike Terrana… on drums, of course. Chema Herrero on rhythm guitar, Tony Ferrer on bass and Boris Dimitrov on keyboards.

The CD side of this new release contains alternative tracks from different Live performances from the DVD as well as new mixes and new compositions, and I’m sure that Tony Hernando fans are in for a treat.

For me it was interesting to check Hernando’s music out despite the fact that I only find a few tracks great.

Tony Hernando highlights: “The Edge”, Men and Machines” and the guitar solos in “Broken Hero”.