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Michael Orlando biography
Michael ORLANDO is a New York based composer and guitarist. He issued his first solo efort in 2006, Sonic Stomp, which is also the name of his own studio - and his live backing band.

The album proved to be highly popular for the customers of Guitar 9 Records, where it was amongst the top sellers in several categories. And in 2008 fellow guitarists voted him in as one of the ten most highly rated guitarists of the year in Guitar Player Magazine. He's also been featured on several occasions in that magazine.

Orlando is currently applying the finishing touches to his second solo effort and a live DVD; and is also featured on Russell Allen's 2009 solo album as a musician and composer. Earlier in 2009 he was also selected as one of ten guitarists to be featured on Magna Carta's compilation CD Guitars That Ate My Brain.

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3.00 | 2 ratings
Sonic Stomp
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 Sonic Stomp by ORLANDO, MICHAEL album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.00 | 2 ratings

Sonic Stomp
Michael Orlando Progressive Metal

Review by Windhawk
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3 stars Michael Orlando is a New York based guitar player, and Sonic Stomp is his self produced and self released debut CD.

As usual when it comes to guitar records, the aim here is to showcase Orlando's skills as a guitar player. What sets Orlando apart from others in this genre, is that he has laid down good work in the musical backdrop here - the songs aren't just backdrops with the sole purpose of being platforms for soloing and shredding, but actually come across as well thought out and planned melodies.

Too much shredding and songs with a great variety in quality ultimately makes this a so-so release for the average music fan. Fans of guitar records and/or fans of purely technical musical abilities should have this one high up on their purchase lists though.

Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition.

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