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Certainly one of the more memorable instrumental guitar albums.

For an instrumental album to work, melody, composition and musicianship needs to convey a story and/or message that would otherwise present itself in the form of a traditionally sung verse; like many of Joe Satriani's efforts, 'Easy Game' succeeds in a similar way. Production, songs and technique all work in conjunction to deliver an album which showcases electric guitar virtuosity that is equal parts confidence and attitude.

Far from a household name, Adrian Weiss is certain to make waves in the guitar community with '...Game', the follow-up to his debut 'Big Time' (2010). It is everything that you have come to expect from an Instrumental Guitar-Rock affair; memorable tunes and massive technique (legato, alternate picking, sweeping, slapping, etc.). However, Weiss is able to compose tunes without them ever sounding tendentious with his playing an amalgamation of techniques that pays homage to many modern day shredders like (the aforementioned) Satriani, John Petrucci, Buckethead and Steve Vai. Weiss' study, understanding and ultimate distillation of those trailblazers affords him the muse to deliver an instrumental album that is as fresh as when Mike Varney's Shrapnel Records was showcasing immense talent throughout the late 1980s.

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'...Game' promotes an undeniably uplifting vibe with the "shred" never being in short supply. Although his wah-wah pedal usage tends to be a bit excessive, it ultimately adds an additional aggression and lyricism to the music that is quite infective. The album's mood is playful and showcases his chops at every turn. What's more, the songs do not suffer due to an ostentatious display of technique. As a matter of fact, those of you who are not guitar players might very well enjoy this recording because it is always melodic and any "Progressive" tendencies (as far as the time signatures and outside playing are concerned) are kept in check, making the album's accessibility even higher.

Adrian Weiss can compose, has a great sense of melody and can "shred" with the best of them. As of late, 'Easy Game' is certainly one of the more memorable instrumental guitar albums and one that will undoubtedly enjoy multiple rotations by those who are fans of the genre.

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