Friday, July 29, 2011

Goldmine Review: Glen Drover’s ‘Metalusion’ is a touch of class

Drover shreds all over “Ground Zero;” how could he not with early Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland and UFO’s Vinnie Moore helping out? But “Frozen Dream,” with an appearance by Forbidden guitarist Steve Smyth, aims more for prog majesty than metal domination. And then Drover takes Al DiMeola’s exotic “Egyptian Danza” from 1978 and gives it a riff-tastic makeover. Elsewhere, fusion and prog collide on “Colors of Infinity,” as well as on two Jean Luc Ponty covers (“Don’t Let the World Pass You By” and “Mirage”).

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