GTRMAN is Dennis Williams – Long time guitar teacher / writer / arranger / composer and the driving force behind the GTRMAN project.
BLACKENED ( the second release from GTRMAN)is a Symphonic Metal Masterpiece that boasts blazing guitar solos, mean, aggressive riffing and powerful musical moments usually only found in Orchestras or Symphony’s. It’s also filled with quiet, sombre musical moments that leave you wanting more.
Williams not only composed and played all the guitars but also played the Drums, Bass, Key Boards and Gand Piano for this Disk!!!
"Prelude To War" is one of the many highlights. A full on orchestra accompanies the big heavey metal drum section and the Marshall Stacks cranked to Eleven!!!
"Lost And The Undiscovered Soul" Is a classical Piano piece that it as beautiful as it is powerful.
"Platoon - Plight Of Man" harkens back to the days of Iron Maiden with cerebral power and aggression.
"SUMMER" is of course Antonio Vivaldi's masterpiece from The Four Seasons. Played by Williams with the flair and groove of a true disciple of Satriani.
The final product is one of immense power and grandeur...the technical proficiency is staggering, the melodies are instantly pleasing and ultimately this project stands as a masterpiece of instrumental perfection!
BLACKENED is like a work or art, something that needs to be explored many times to actually get and appreciate all the parts. If you’re into music that is above the norm, technical yet melodic, powerful and deeply emotional then BLACKENED is for you.
A progressive rock masterpiece that is sure to be a mainstay in your CD player.