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4 stars BUCKETHEAD - Pike 14 - The Mark Of Davis

2013 - 4

4 stars

PIKE 14 - THE MARK OF DAVIS is the 4th album released by BUCKETHEAD in 2013 and the 44th solo album overall. The title is a possible reference to Marc Davis who was an animator for Walt Disney Studios and it's no secret that BH is a total diehard for Disneyland where he even dragged Axel Rose to in order to sign the legalities for joining Guns 'N' Roses, so i would vehemently have to agree that his love for the world of Disney is finding weaseling its way into his music. And when all the rules are thrown out the window and anything goes'.. why not? This PIKE clocks in at 31:49 and has EIGHT tracks that are

"Ricochet" (4:42) is a heavy metal track with weird time sigs. Well at least at first. Then is mellows out and then it becomes an alternative metal track. It then has a funky bass, energetic solo guitar contribution and steady drumbeat. Very cool track. This offering is BH mixing traditional and eclectic all in one

"Nebula" (2:13) is a staccato metal track with strange keyboard contributions. Along comes lead guitar and weirdness ensues.

"The Canals" (3:45) is thrash metal for a little bit then weird alternative metal for a bit then a little guitar solo weirdness for a bit then OMG, weirdness

"Chickephant" (10:28) is a more energetic solo guitar effort. Basicaly guitar practice set down to digital reality. This long track goes all over the place but is basically a guitar solo gone wild. Crazy all over-the-place-ism in full practice

"Dry Ice Screeches" (1:42) is weird and cool. Very UN metal

"Death Star Surface" (3:10) is weird and cool! Very metal and all kinds of weird changes up

"Tree of Lanterns" '(4:58) is an even more crazy metal change0it0up'.. very thrashy in the most extreme but punctuated by softer passages. You really just have to experience it to get it

"Elephicken" (0:51) isafreakinfunkandrockfreakinextravaganzasogetusedtoitandfreakinadapapttoanewwrldthatishereandnow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes i like this. It makes me wanna impregnate Thanksgiving turkeys. It is OmG coOL, sO u wANNa heAR soMETHing cOOL then heAr

Me likey

So VERY free kin MUCH!

siLLy puPPy | 4/5 |


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