Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Heavy Rock, Metal | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Prosthetic | Autor: MB

On the international Metal/Hardrock stage Marty Friedman is more than just an exception. Together with his congenial partner Jason Becker he delivered the blueprints for countless guitar albums in the late eighties as Cacophony and with his solo work "Dragonʼs Kiss". With Megadeth, the Klampfer then sold over ten million discs. Since 2003 he has been living in Shinjuku, a district of Tokyo, where he presents various television shows and is idolized by his Japanese fans. On his latest solo album "Inferno", the 51-year-old finally pulls off the leather again over the full album distance. But what is really special about "Inferno" is the fact that there are not only various guest appearances (e.g. by the flamenco duo Rodrigo and Gabriela and by "Black Jazz" inventor Jørgen Munkeby), but various songs have also been created as songwriting collaborations. Best example: The smart rocker "I Canʼt Relax" (with Danko Jones as singer!) or the fantastic "Horrors" (together with his old buddy Jason Becker). Marty hasn't been this good since the '90s.

Top track: Undertow

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