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This reissue has been out of print in Europe for over ten years and is being offered for the first time as a limited edition Digipack.

Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 18, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B003DW6C5O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #637,600 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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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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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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Marty Friedman on Guitars... Deen Castronovo on drums. Just can't go wrong. I've had this album on vinyl for so many years, and I've listened to it a LOT of times. Even though I liked guitar players such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, their music wasn't really metal. Marty's, on the other hand, was a lot more geared towards metal, as he could not only play amazing leads, but also great riffs, and having an outstanding drummer with him, it was bound for greatness.

After this album by Marty, I think I only really dug a similar album when Jeff Loomis put out his solo material.
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Dragon's Kiss may be the most definitive sampling of Friedman's six string talents available. Spiking his supersaturated heavy metal sensibilities with texture, imagination, and a flair for the exotic, Friedman's *style* grabs the listener's attention as effectively as his jaw-dropping technique (a Shrapnel Records prerequisite).

Check out the stately melodies of "Thunder March", the dizzying arpeggio flurries and chromatic meltdowns in "Saturation Point", and perhaps the most effective fusion of melody and menace, "Dragon Mistress". This music is dense, full of aggression, darkness and beauty; and Friedman's singular voice leads the march with remarkable precision and assuredness.
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Excellent album!! instrumental entirely,,,lots of good guitar solos,,,Friedman plays the guitar and bass, Dean Castronouvo the drums...Jason Becker is invited is a couple of tracks to play guitar,,,awesome album... get it!
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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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This cd is stunning ,it's as simple as that. Virtuosic technique married to individualistic songwriting, beautiful melodies, killer riffs, and absolutely ridiculously superb drumming from Deen Castronovo, these guys just kill it on the whole cd. Musical mastery 101. Desert island disc for me... Marty's uniqueness shines , and that's rare on guitar type cd's. I listen to this all the time for inspiration.
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