zaterdag 20 juli 2013

Mahogany Head Grenade – Return to the Point of Departure

Mahogany Head Grenade – Return to the Point of Departure
Self released – 2013
Rock, Metal, Progressive, Instrumental
Rated: ****

Formed in the year of our Lord 2011 via an add on Craigslist this instrumental trio hails from the great state of Texas. We are referring to Mahogany Head Grenade who tracked their debut record Return to the Point of Departure live and had it recorded and engineered by Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Damageplan, Hellyeah) at Valve Studios in Dallas. It was then mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Cynic, Halford, Sepultura) at Maor's studio in California, USA. Quite the names for a debut effort you might think. Well; the instrumental progressive metal found on this five track album can hold its own with the best of them. Think Liquid Tension Experiment good; then add the sonic guitar waves of Satriani, Vai and that classical Roman sound that Sfogli exhumes and a bopping bass that speaks majestically about undercurrents and a open drumsound that sometimes reminds of Peart. In short; Mahogany Head Grenade has delivered a classic piece of progressive and symphonic metal virtuosity that can shine along all those great diamonds from the past…

(Written by JK)

1 opmerking:

  1. I'm sure most guitarplayers will get a woody after hearing this.