PYRAMIDS ON MARS - Echo Cosmic - CD - Indie - 2015
I wasn't looking forward to this album at first, since I haven't enjoyed
solo guitar albums since the early '90s. Back then real musicians such as Steve
Via and Joe Satriani were still at the peak of their
popularity. Nowadays, I tend not to gravitate towards material such as this,
but after listening to this album, I'm glad I did.
Pyramids On Mars feels like Savatage
and Rising Force (albeit, without Yngwie J. Malmsteen's horrible ego) This entire album is the
masterwork of guitarist Kevin Estrella. Estrella's playing abilities match the
interstellar theme this album has, taking the listener on a surprising journey.
Estrella isn't reusing repetitive scales. He is an artist capable of
crafting intricate works with the guitar. I highly recommend this for fans of Trans-Siberian
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