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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 Orchestra. (7/10)

 

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ISSUE 78
ALBUM REVIEWS

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The Colourless

PYRAMIDS ON MAR...
Echo Cosmic

REGARDE LES HOM...
Exile

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Groove Is King

SCARDUST
Shadow

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Vortex

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