Metal To Infinity
by Japan / USA based ESP Guitars, Engl Amps, Elixir Strings and T-Rex Effect
Pedals… mister Konstantinos Kotzamanis aka Constantine is here to present an
excellent, full instrumental album entitled “Shredcore” and believe me when
I tell you… take this title for real! Nine tracks will beat you up while
delivering nothing but awesome shred guitar Metal songs to the core!
Power Metal maniacs definitely know one or another
concerning Constantine’s background history – to them unfamiliar with this
heavenly guitarist, he’s also active in the band Mystic Prophecy. To me a
highly appreciated band who know how to offer Power Metal as it should be. Start
cruising your CD collection right now, pick up those from Mystic Prophecy and
focus yourself only on the magical tactics of their guitar madman named
Konstantinos Kotzamanis. To make the story complete, you can also hear him with
other bands like Nightrage and Descending too… check these out as well!
Following guitar gods throughout multiple decades
allows me to mention that my CD collection can be described as quite extended. A
really good shred Metal album keeps my head up high in good or bad times.
On “Shredcore”, Constantine take all guitars for
his account in the most spectacular ways! Other guys on the member list are:
Frank Huber (drummer ex-Valley’s Eve), Bob Katsionis (keyboardist Firewind).
Some of the tracks have influences of Dream Theater esque Progressive Metal to
detect and I'm pleased with that but… To let my own heart speak, I’d like to
prefer the ones with a pure Power Metal attitude. Damn right I got a real good
time listening to tracks like: ‘Jihad’, the incredible ‘The Blame Game’
(what a fantastic riff in the beginning!!). Other songs those who fulfil all my
shred desires are: ‘A Rose For Reflection’ and ‘Playing With Fire’.
“Shredcore” is undoubtedly a fantastic instrumental Metal
output in my opinion. A project set up by a real guitar master who proves and
delivers the very best in the nowadays Shred Metal movement. It’s their own
choice but if they ever got the intention to recruit a well fitted singer it
probably would cause a landslide. As always, the future will tell – as for now,
I keep on spinning the great “Shredcore” album. Magnificent effort by a true
Guitar king! http://www.myspace.com/constantine3000
Order possibilities at: http://www.7hart.de/
My Points: 92 / 100 (Review by Stefan)
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