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Marty Friedman


Progressive Metal

2.22 | 8 ratings

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2 stars New ex-Megadeth guitarist and solo musician Marty Friedman's album is what you expect from him. It far not trash metal of his one time band, but melodic and pop oriented guitar shredding with simplistic back up of few other instruments.

From very first sounds album's music sounds very energetic and bombastic, with quite pleasant tunes. But after very few compositions listener will be bored - all songs are very similar, made according to same formula, and in fact are pop-influenced metal guitar shredding demonstration with minimal support from very simplistic rhythm section and some electronics.

This work is not typical axe-hero recordings; it's just too soft and too pop-oriented for that. This music is just more Marty's guitar playing demonstration, but with obvious airplay orientation. As a result, every separate composition is not too bad, even if often presents more instrumental pop-metal, than any form of progressive rock.

But in whole, the album is just not very successful collection of such enough faceless compositions without even traces of experimentation. Too often music sounds even too commercial.

This album possibly will attract Marty's fans, but hardly will be interesting to any other prog rock lover.

snobb | 2/5 |


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