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Robert Rodrigo - Wrath 2012

This is a really high quality shred album from lesser known guitarist. Robert Rodrigo is a guitarist of Spain heavy metal band, Airless. They are Lion Record line up and already releases about two albums. For Rodrigo, he spent a time to record a full instrumental guitar album and release recently as Wrath.

For fans of old school riff and shred guitar, this is your album. Very enjoyable, full of energy and shred. Rodrigo start the album with In A Dream, show his dexterity through a phrase of tapping, the song went lyrical as well. Same thing to second track, Carved in Rock, it is the most natural guitar rock shred should performed. The style much remind us to Paul Gilbert, Andy Timmons, with enough blues in it also. Song They Call It Stage Renting is blend between heavier riff , synth layering and memorable melody. For this one an earlier Joe Satriani is a good reference. Murderer of Souls is heaviest in the last part. Remembering Julen, A Song for Michael (R.I.P) are ballads, and Lost Guitar is acoustic tang.

Pretty solid material in this album. Not only the guitar is easy listening, memorable phrase and riff, the bass also support with excellent thumbing here and there. Robert Rodrigo has successfully delivered his second studio instrumental album to very enjoyable level. Many shred albums by lesser known  guitarist released each week but this one will save your time and resources.

Metalharem class: ******* eight stars out of ten

Robert Rodrigo - Wrath 2012
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01. IN A DREAM
02. CARVED IN ROCK
03. THEY CALL IT STAGE RENTING
04. THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS
05. KILIMANJARO
06. REMEMBERING JULEN
07. AN EYE FOR AN EYE
08. DOUBLE DAWN
09. MURDERERS OF SOULS
10. MY UNUSUAL WOMAN
11. A SONG FOR MICHAEL (R.I.P.)
12. THE LOST GUITAR

Label quotes:
Awesome 2nd studio disc by this phenomenal instrumental axemaster from Spain who takes guitar rock to new levels of six string insanity on the amazing "Wrath" disc. Includes 12 tracks of mind-blowing, over-the-top, incredible, powerful heavy guitar riffage that will rock your world. Combining serious shred technique with "old-school" guitar hero retro-blues-based feel, Robert Rodrigo is the REAL deal on the guitar. An outstanding, bad-ass riff-monster of world-class proportions that is Highly recommended to fans of Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Dimebag Darrell, Paul Gilbert, Richie Kotzen, Al Estrada & Andy James. 



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