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Andy James  - Andy James

Andy James - Andy James

Label : Transcend Records | Archive under heavy / power metal

Release type: Full-length CD

Winston : The term 'shred' in metal was established and developed by Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell. The heavy riffing with great soloing over it is a craft alone and the Englishman Andy James has it too. His first, self titled album is the living proof of that. Dimebag is an influence but Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci too and in the overall sound I hear a Dave Mustaine touch too. This instrumental CD has a great full and rich sound and of course, the guitar has the emphasis the arrangements have been given more than one thought too. Complex passages in Dream Theater and Symphony X style are offered and it's nice to hear this without a screaming singer for once. This album may have been functioning as an open job application when James is recruited in a well known band. I wouldn't be surprised when this scenario is followed.

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