Shreaders of the world, unite!
Holy Yngwie Malmsteen, please hear our prays!
Here is an album that will make all of you proud. It’s been some time I don’t see an album with so many guests appearences. Just check it all: Oli Herbert (All That Remains), Bumblefoot (Guns N’ Roses, Sons of Apollo), Ethan Brosh, Brock Richards (Starset), Richard Shaw (Cradle of Filth), Jimi Bell (House of Lords), Matt LaPierre, David Ellefson (Megadeth), Jeff Loomis (Nevermore), Satchel, Conrad Simon, Marty Friedman (Megadeth) and Angel Vivaldi. What a constellation of stars! Tell me about it.
It would be a premature analysis to say that “Chapter I” is a guitar-only album. No, sir. It is much more than this. Though the shredding guitars are the noticiable stars of it, instrumentals are also very neat. There are lots of piano, bass, and drums lines that are just amazing creating the perfect fit for the guitars to shine. The thing is that they shine as well. To be really honest, in most tracks guitars appear only to give that something that is missing. But you’ll have to check it out for yourself track by track.
The main drive for this album is the classic tunes, no wonder because it is the most in such instrumentals albums, more likely guitars. For starters, “Premeditated Destruction” sounds very Malmsteenish as it should. It’s so because all albums after Malmsteen’s “Rising Force” with shreads will sound at least a bit as it. But following track “This Life Moves Too Fast” vanishes all this feeling away for it is very exciting with the Wah effect in the guitar – Jeez, i love this Wah effect. With a different classical approach comes “I Felt a Funeral in My Brain” which sounds so neoclassical with all the violins and pianos. Though the outcome is so good. I guess the sound got to represent pretty well the tittle.
Some may think albums like Lost Symphony “Chapter I” are a bit outdated. I believe their golden age was the late 1980’s and early 1990s for sure, but still there is room for some more. Most of the albums back them were guitarist’s albums wrote to make the guitarists shine, no on else. No the thing in here is pretty difference. Okay, this is a guitar album, but instrumentals count a lot. Songs were built to be played in a band, not only for the guitars. That’s the contribution Lost Symphony and “Chapter I” leave the fan.
Lost Symphony “Chapter I” was released on March 27th via XOff Records.
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