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Band
Shredding The Envelope
Title
The Call of the Flames
Type
LP/EP
Company
Stand Still And Scream Music
YOR
2010
Style
Thrash
6/7/2010 10:34:17 PM - Review by: Ben McCraw
The debut album from Boston based string prodigy Dave Reffett includes guest appearances from George Lynch (Dokken), Michael Angelo Batio, Chris Poland/Glen Drover (both of Megadeth), and others; making it a full-on guitar based assault. The album in its entirety is classic thrash focusing on melodic and catchy songs that never melt down into boring experimentation. Thrash aficionados and guitar players alike take notice, The Call Of The Flames may be a fire to behold.
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5/1/2010 3:36:48 PM - Review by: Chris Kincaid
Shredding the Envelope is the brainchild of American Thrash Metal guitarist Dave Reffett. His debut brings together a bonafide troop of Metal stars such as George Lynch, Joe Stump, Glen Drover and Chris Poland. The result is lightning quick guitar driven gems that are a shredders delight. 'I Just Don't Want To Say Goodbye' is a little slower but the rest of the album is nothing but pure guitar crunch and blistering speed. If you like Megadeth you'll love this!
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ALL REVIEWS FOR: SHREDDING THE ENVELOPE
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
The Call of the Flames
2010
Stand Still And Scream Music
Ben McCraw6/7/2010
4.5
The Call of the Flames
2010
Stand Still And Scream Music
Chris Kincaid5/1/2010
3.5

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