Release Date: May 27, 2014
Reviewed by Dash-Broken Neck Radio
Dash is here for you with a very exciting release from a metal legend!
Marty Friedman, the guitarist who spent a decade with Megadeth during the height of their commercial success, has gifted us with “Inferno”, a complex undertaking by the 51 year old virtuoso. There are quite a few surprising guest spots on the album as well. Let’s get to the music.
From the opening title track “Inferno”, I’m reminded of just how fantastic a guitar player Marty is. The first few songs on the album are powerful, intricate and incomparable instrumentals. Mere mortals can only dream of playing guitar like Marty. He is unreal in his musicianship. Listening to “Inferno” definitely explains to me why Marty decided to leave Megadeth all those years ago. He was going in another direction musically, and that direction was probably to another planet where aliens gifted him with otherworldly skills to master the guitar. It’s that good.
“I Can’t Relax”, featuring Danko Jones, is a solid rock/metal anthem with a catchy vibe.
“Meat Hook”, featuring Jorgen Munkeby, Norwegian Jazz musician, is a crazy cacophony of guitar ans screeching saxophone. A unique track for sure.
“Sociopaths”, featuring David Davidson, in my humble opinion, is the best song on the album. Its hard hitting vocals and shredding guitar make this one a standout. Great collaboration.
“Inferno” is a guitar player’s album. I can imagine when you run out to buy this one, you’ll be spending hours trying to figure out this riff or that. Marty Friedman (with some help from his friends) has delivered an eclectic masterpiece. Guitar geeks rejoice! This one’s for you!
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