And thanks BKW for posting this. I feel a little bit ashamed of myself that I didn't know that Opeth was releasing an album this year. They are one of my favourite bands of all time!
Another great swedish metal band also released an album this year which should've been mentioned IMO.
Scar Symmetry - Singularity Phase I: Neohumanity. It's pretty cool, a bit different than their other albums. And even if you don't like death metal that albums deserves to be heard if you like shredding!
Post by Carlos Lobo on Dec 18, 2014 13:38:25 GMT -6
This is a really deserved recognition. Michael Angelo Batio put his heart and soul into this album, and the results are outstanding. Congratulations!!!
And also congratulations to everybody involved in the making of the album, 'cause there are some great special guest solos in there!
Former Within Hell lead guitarist,
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A word to publication such as Guitar World and Guitar For The Practicing Musician (remember that one?): How is it that throughout the 80's and 90's when you were publishing articles, transcriptions of songs and having front cover pictures of every shredder imaginable from Paul Gilbert to Vinnie Moore to Greg Howe to Tony Macalpine and of course many photos on the cover and feature length articles and interviews with Yngwie Malmsteen, how did it happen that you guys never even did so match as publish a single interview with MAB, never published a single transcription of any of his songs (Freight Train was on Headbangers Ball - an accolade never bestowed to any songs by Vinnie Moore or most of the other shredders I mentioned that the guitar magazines of the 80's and 90's fawned over - but not even Freight Train got transcribed and published by any of the major American guitar magazines!) Then in the mid 90's MAB launched his solo career and still his debut solo album "No Boundaries" wasn't so much as mentioned by the major American guitar magazines of the time such as Guitar For The Practicing Musician, Guitar World, or Guitar Player. MAB was shredding faster than the shredders you magazines were covering, he was doing it just as clean or cleaner than most, and he was even playing a double guitar and a quad guitar!!!! Who else was doing that? Where was the recognition? In closing thanks for finally recognizing Michael's greatness but what took you guitar magazines so damn long?!?!