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I also enjoyed the use of very classical beautiful acoustic guitar intro to E.S.P I really thought for complete songship this was the best on the album. And Strangers vocals were twisted and gave me a Phil Anselmo feeling.
But for the greatest track easily is Go Off! This is the mother of all mother guitar smashers and thrashers, it features guitars that sound almost like a computer that went nutz and killed off a country! Very good you don't even have to listen to the samples just order the CD! A must for every Shredder of Every Age! Warning due to intense solo speeds and lightning fast leads the faint of heart, small children and animals need not apply!
On 'Black Cat', you can hear clearly how distinct their styles of playing are. Becker employs more speed and aggression in his playing as compared to Marty who puts more emotion and feeling. 'X-Ray Eyes' is a straight-forward speed metal piece with superb riffs and licks. How I crave for more !! The opening solo and the solo that follows it is simply.....undescribable.
Beautifully crafted songs with full of emotional, all incorparated with aggressive metal riffs. A MUST FOR EVERY MALMSTEEN WANNABE OR METAL FREAK !!
To be fair, 'Go Off!' has decent 'real' songs, 'Stranger' and 'Sword of the Warrior.' And although I think 'Speed Metal Symphony' had better instrumentals, the tracks here with vocals in them have better-crafted solos that seem to actually fit, rather than just serve as 'showcase time.'
Highlights to me are the title track, the aforementioned 'real' songs, and the solos especially in 'Black Cat' and 'Floating World.'
I love the oriental textures prevalent everywhere, and the tasteful melodic sense makes this not just a 'shred' album that only guitarists can listen to. Well, at least, it's something for guitarists to listen to when looking for melody, unconcerned with the technical aspects of guitar.
In short, 'Go Off!' is more musically mature than 'Speed Metal Symphony' but you'll still have to tolerate the singing.
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It arrived me with two very big cracks in the CD cover. Besides that ist was very fast.Published 17 months ago by Chris787
Killer album featuring Jason Becker! Many of these riffs are mind bending (Go Off!) and a few of the "singles" from this album wound up on Shrapnel records compilations.Published 20 months ago by chris Adams
great riffs, 2 great guitar player in this CD. love it. very original band. this album rocks. cheap and fast shipping.Published 21 months ago by Renni Sixx
The cd arrived quickly and in perfect shape. I would highly recommend this seller. The cd has some great and talented guitar work, but the recording technology wasn't the greatest. Read morePublished on September 18, 2012 by Dave
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