Tag Archives: Instrumental

Metal Review: Mountain of Wizard – Casting Rhythms and Disturbances (2015)

Mountain of Wizard - Casting Rhythms and Disturbances

New Orleans-based instrumental quartet Mountain of Wizard, who feature within their ranks members of EyeHateGod, Classhole and Mystick Krewe of Clearlight, formed in 2008, but are just starting to get a name for themselves. If you ever wanted to hear what the bastard child of Down and ZZ Top in an instrumental version, Mountain of

Metal Review: Mahogany Head Grenade: Return to the Point of Departure (2013)

It is still unbelievable that a band with the sound of Texas’ instrumental trio Mahogany Head Grenade could slip me by until now. As a guitar player and lover of all things musical, I have always had a soft spot for instrumental work. Unfortunately, most of the instrumental work out there is all fluff and

Metal Review: Grocki | Chaos Theory (2013)

I used to be a huge fanboy of guitar shredders and instrumental albums. I still love me some shredding, but have soured on the instrumental albums simply because the albums started to become bland. Players focused more on speed than melody. Yngwie Malmsteen is an amazing guitar player that knows how to play ridiculously fast,

Joe Satriani Reveals New Album Cover and Track Listing

Joe Satriani has released the cover artwork of his upcoming album “Unstoppable Momentum” along with the track listing. Satriani plans to release the new album on May 7, 2013 through Epic Records. The album was recorded at Skywalker Sound in the Bay Area and produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser (AC/DC). It features Vinnie Colauita

Jeff Loomis Will Record New Album With Keith Merrow

Former Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis will join forces with Portland musician Keith Merrow to record a new album. Merrow commented: “Very excited to let you all know, Jeff Loomis and I have decided that we’ll be doing an album together. We’ve been talking about it for a while, and it just seems right. So, we’ll

Metal Review: Steve Vai – The Story of Light (2012)

Let’s face it. Steve Vai has not been relevant in the U.S. for a long time now. They still seem to love him overseas though. I used to be his biggest backer back in the days of Passion and Warfare. I even backed him with Sex & Religion (back then), but the only good thing

Metal Review: Jeff Loomis – Plains of Oblivion (2012)

Instrumental albums, to me, are hit and miss. I used to live for them as an aspiring guitar virtuoso. I would consume all that I could from the guitar legends of the past and (then) current day. I used to be a huge Steve Vai fan, but those days are long gone. Yngwie Malmsteen’s first