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The Aristocrats


Heavy Prog

3.81 | 63 ratings

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4 stars The band was born almost as a joke eight years ago. The stellar trio, composed by the excellent guitar player and composer Guthrie Govan, the eclectic and funny virtuoso drummer Marco Minnemann and the wonderful and empathic Bryan Beller on basses, has finally reached the 4th album.

Never abandoning the ironical vein of the musical compositions (as an example listen to 'When we all come together'), this new work (which is composed as the preceding with 9 tracks, 3 for every musician as composer) seems to be more intense and refined. The level is quite near their second album Culture Clash, which many (including me) say it's their best.

Even if the songs show, as always, the influence of different musical styles, from rockabilly to progressive, pasing for jazz and metal, I noticed bass patterns are more groovy and also drumming, while it's always powerful and dynamic, is less obsessive tha in the preceding works. This brings to enhance musicality of the different tracks. About the Guthrie's guitar it's almost useless to spend more words: he is among the best nowadays guitar players for technique, ideas and feeling!

All the song are rousing and excellenty played but in my opinion above all there are 'D grade Fuck Movie Jam' and the wonderful 'Last Orders' and 'Burial at Sea'

You know what?' Highly reccomended!

progpromoter | 4/5 |


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