BRUCE BOUILLET - The Order Of Control

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Metal, Instrumental | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Mascot | Autor: ML

Albums like this have been dividing spirits since the eighties. This is the Yngwie, Malmsteen or Vinny Moore effect: while some speak of "masturbation rock", others cannot often enough listen to the always virtuoso high-speed sounds. Bouillet is less jazz rock oriented than some of his colleagues. But he also has some Satriani- suspicious melody arcs ("Seeing Through"). Basically (apart from breathers like "Giving Up The Ghost") it's not about songs in the true sense of the word, but about vehicles that demonstrate his art of playing. It's irrelevant when Bouillet claims in the spirit of Steve Vai that "The Order Of Control" is a concept album. As a working method this was certainly important for him, but his two previous instrumental albums didn't sound much different either. Not unimportant are the two musicians who support Bouillet: Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel and bassist Dave Foreman, actually a studio guitarist (among others Boyz To Men, Ice Cube).

Top Track: Seeing Through

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