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siLLy puPPy
2 stars PIKE 121 - SHADED RAY is the 20th album released by BUCKETHEAD in 2015. Another instrumental album clocking in near the half hour mark at 29:59 with BUCKETHEAD playing all the instruments. This album has three tracks with the title track hogging 2/3 of the album.

The title track leads things off and begins a long instrumental journey down a 19:31 timed path. It is a mid-tempo rocker that has a guitar riff, medium paced soloing, bass, guitar and drums. It goes on and on and on in repetition. Boring.

Track two is "4 Lands" and starts off with a more interesting energetic guitar riff with a nice guitar effect and melodic development. Sounds kinda like a rockin' anthem of some kind. This one lasts 7:01 and is a little too boring for my tastes. Too repetitive and not enough interesting anything going on. Snoozeroni.

Track three "Junkyard Ridge" clocks in at 3:27 and is another hard rocker that borders on metal. It has alternating riffs. It has bass. It has drums. Not much more. This album is boring but well played.

siLLy puPPy | 2/5 |


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