Pyramids – On Mars Edge of The Black21st December 2019 0 By John Deaux
It’s been 4 years since Echo Cosmic from Pyramids On Mars arrived without fanfare at the Towers. 4 years on and the new album, Edge Of The Black arrives.
This album came boasting that it’s on a par with the Joe Satriani classic Surfin’ With The Alien. By any standard, that’s a bold statement to make.
With that thought meandering around my brain I cautiously place the CD into the disc tray, load said disc and hit play.
I was in no way prepared for what came next.
50 minutes of Meshuggah style groove riffs, coupled, indeed, with Joe Satriani style guitar solos.My jaw was firmly on the floor. I hadn’t been this captivated by a non shred since Just For Fun by Patrick Rondat. To say Edge Of The Black is a sublime piece of work doesn’t even convey what you hear. I guess, magical, mesmerizing and majestic come close.
Not only is Kevin Estrella a understated multi instrumentalist but he can write some amazing pieces of music that have influences of Bach and Vivaldi whilst marrying the best guitar virtuosos of today.
This is the must have guitar instrumental album of 2019.
1. Blood Moon
2. Nacht Waffen
3. Song of Light
4. F-22 Raptor
5. The Ambassador
6. Mercury Magnetar
7. Arcturian Rain
8. Time to Believe
9. Arioso Lullaby
10. Whale Song
December 21, 2019
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