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Dragon's Kiss
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on February 19, 2016
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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on January 14, 2014
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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on April 29, 2013
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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on August 16, 2017
Classic Marty shredding it up
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on August 13, 2017
I love it.
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on February 3, 2015
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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on September 23, 2009
Marty is a brilliant musician, and it shows on his solo debut. This album is good from the the first note to the last and has a few solos by Jason Becker (he also let Marty play a few solos on his debut album). This album isn't just a bunch of meedley meedley note cramming garbage that guitar players do to show off. Marty filled this album with awesome riffs and strong melodies sure to please any metal fan who can enjoy music without words.
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on June 20, 2014
Guitar shredding at its best. Marty uses tons of exotic scales and is very heavy. A must have for your instrumental guitar collection
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on April 4, 2015
Tranks a lot
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on August 22, 2007
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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