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Dragons Kiss


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Vinyl, October 17, 1990
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1. Saturation Point
2. Dragon Mistress
3. Evil Thrill
4. Namida (Tears)
5. Anvils
6. Jewel
7. Forbidden City
8. Thunder March

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  • Audio Cassette (February 11, 1992)
  • Label: Red Distribution, in
  • ASIN: B00000106L
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,494,612 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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At the end of the 20th Century, few guitar virtuosi were as respected and revered as MARTY FRIEDMAN. After first rising to prominence alongside fellow six-string whiz Jason Becker in the influential band Cacophony and via his well-received solo debut "Dragon's Kiss," FRIEDMAN joined Megadeth, with whom he soon wrote and recorded the thrash landmark "Rust In Peace." His ... Read more in Amazon's Marty Friedman Store

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Wonderful melodic rhythms and leads fill this album.
Musicer
I if you buy this album i think you will enjoy the classical guitar playing.
TigerClaw
With a guest appearance from Jason Becker this is a true desert island cd.
M. Balzano

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Fusion Lord on February 24, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Being a drummer by trade/birth, I was drawn to this album because of Deen Castronova. I also thought Marty was just "another guitar player in the long line of shredders"...boy was I wrong. The songs on this disc are awesome, the guitar playing covers all of the riffs, phrases, etc. that a guitar hero MUST possess. This is truly a guitar clinic on tape and for drummers, Deen does not disappoint. The drumming is over the top (to match the guitar playing) and his double bass skills are peerless. If you want an album that will help you determine the true "state of art" for your instrument, look no further. It is a "must have" for virtuosos worldwide!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Nick Crowson on February 4, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This instrumental thrash metal album was the first solo album by guitar wizard Marty Friedman and is one of the better albums of the genre.
Despite being recorded in 1988 it sounds as fresh today as it did then and perfectly showcases the talents that led him to become the lead guitarist for Megadeth.
Throughtout the album the compositions are strong and feature many dark and exotic melodies combined to good effect with fast and heavy riffs. The lead guitar playing is flawless and features plenty of Marty's distinctive 'exotic metal' solos, which blend fluid licks and fast arpeggios with unusual melodies and harmonies.
The only criticism that could be levelled is that the album is very short. But at a time when every other guitarist was attempting to emulate either Vai or Malmsteen, he can almost be forgiven for this!
Incidentally I remember Marty giving his thoughts on this album a few years ago, and said he was 90% happy with it. With the benefit of hindsight he seemed to regret the amount of distortion on the final song (Thunder March) which he thought made the song sound a little too murky and detracted from the thematic melody (and as his fans will know the melody resurfaced on his 'Scenes' album in a quiter context). For the benefit of any potential purchasers it should be reassuring to know that Marty - quite rightly - does not regard this album as 'a skeleton in his closet!'
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tom on August 22, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the best records put out on shrapnel records and is an instant classic.. Dragon's Kiss is a very well rounded "shred" album its very melodic and progressive, if you've heard Martys work you know he loves to layer his guitars he does it perfectly in this album. the songs are powerful and moody, they go from heavy to soft with smooth transition.. of course all the songs are flavored with Martys' unique guitar scales and passages which make the songs even more memorable the album opens up with "Saturation Point" a fast opener feat. Jason Becker to set this album off "Jewel" is another track which has Jason on it it's great guitar piece "Forbidden City " and "Thunder March " are two of my favorite guitar pieces ever ..This album has alot more depth and substance to it then most 80's shred records it has many goosebump moments, pick this one up even if you're not a guitar wanker or if you've only heard Martys' Megadeth work . This is Martys' first solo record, recorded before Rust in Peace and happens to be my favorite from Marty
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gerbil on May 15, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is probably one of my favorite albums of his. The guitar playing done by Marty and Jason is unbelievable. There use of arpeggios is increbible. The guitar on this highly technical, and if you wanna hear Marty at full shredding speed get this. This is a cd that never gets old. I listen to it everyday and it never gets boring. Each song seems to have a story which you can picture in your mind. That is a real guitarist for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pantallica47 on September 6, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Another great Freidman album. If the ancient Greeks had a God for shreing it would have been Marticus Freidman.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By amisfitsfan on October 6, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Its 1988, hair metal is at its peak, Cacophony is still going strong, and Marty Friedman releases an amazing debut solo album, Dragon's Kiss. Displaying Marty's great usage of exotic note selections, his unique phrasing style, and an assortment of great chops, this is no "shred to death" album that may get boring after 5 minutes. Every song is different from the great lead lines of "Saturation Point", to the beauty of "Jewel", and the epic style of "Forbidden". I highly suggest this album to any fan of metal or shred-rock, as it is a sure classic.
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Format: Audio CD
Marty Friedman is a genius, just ask Jason Becker (also a genius). Here is Marty's first solo album, coming out after his work with Cacophony (greatest guitar duo *ever*). Becker also has a few guest solos on this one too.
This album bombards you with heavy riffs, Soaring leads, and of course, all in the Friedman flavor. Japanese influence is obvious here. Though this album does definitely have some very talented guitar playing and shreddy leads, Marty also shows that speed is not needed to enforce his point. Wonderful melodic rhythms and leads fill this album.
The first 3 songs are all heavy fast, and shreddy. Becker's contribution to Saturation Point is great, definitely a funky shred song. Dragon Mistress, 2nd song, has a long intro lead rhythm that makes me jealous everytime i hear it. Evil Thrill is definitely also a highlight of the album, full of agressive rhythms and well constructed lead passages.
Song 4, Namida, takes a turn into the sedate leanings of Marty Friedman, very soothing, much like his next album "Scenes". And then Anvils takes us back into to the heavy and fast nature of Dragon's Kiss.
Jewel is also a masterpiece containing guest work by Becker as well, a very melodic song of lead work. FOrbidden city has a beautiful majestic intro that leads you into the powerful meat of the song. A good one. Thunder March closes the album, a beautiful composition that hardly uses speed to keep an audience in awe.
And there you have it. Sorry for the lengthy review but this is one of my favorite instrumental albums.
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