Artist: Tore St Moren
'Devilbird' is the first solo instrumental album from former Jorn guitar wiz Tore
St Moren, who along with Nick Angeleri on bass and John Maculuso, have
redefined the guitar album.
isn’t your normal shredfest album you’d normally associated with
guitarist solo projects, St Moren has put together a wonder array of
tracks that take you on a six string magic carpet ride you don’t want
to get off. This one has it all, Hard Rock to Metal and all points in
opener and title track ‘Devilbird' sets the bar for the rest of the
album. This short one and half minutes of pure six string magic will just
mystify and warm the senses, before the album hits out with the hard
rocking ‘The Journey’. A track firstly available on iTunes as a
single, this is Hard Rock guitar at its very best. Straight up riffs mixed with
up is ‘Benedicte’s Song’, another iTunes single, this one has more a
bluesy edge about it which just builds and builds into a cacophony of
six sting ear candy. The high energy rock continues with the excellent
‘Quattro Formaggi’, before the tempo is brought back down with the
soaring balladesque tones of ‘K1 & K2’, a track as the title
depicts soars up and above the clouds.
a touch of North Africa about ‘Mirage’, so much so THAT you can almost
smell the markets of Marrakech. The mellower tones of ‘Edel’ are
next, again melodic rock infused with a little blues, before Moren lets
rip big style with the aptly titled ‘Dramatique' and the power infused
a return the melodic balladesque with stunning ‘The Valley Of Women’,
featuring more beautiful soaring solo’s that just sweep the listener
vibe is continued with ‘Between Good And Evil’, before the album
closes in style with the slow burner ‘Burlesque’, which wraps up what
is stunning guitar album and one that will make you think again about
guitarists and their solo albums. This one redefines the genre for sure.
by: Barry McMinn
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