Michael Harris | Words Collide

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Words Collide

by Michael Harris

Guitar virtuoso, Michael Harris, goes vocal with stunning results. Exceptional songcraft, from hard rock and metal adventures to acoustic stunners, all executed with flawless musicianship by Michael and his brother Brian on drums.
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1. Shockestra
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2. Wash My Soul Away
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3. Mask of Deception
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4. Myopia
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5. Words Collide
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6. Tears Roll Down
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7. Mr. Strange
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8. Prosthetic Brain
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9. Into the Spiral Rain
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10. Mandy Slang
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11. Incarcerated
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12. The Cozmic Desert
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13. Battle Fatigue
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Michael Harris (www.michaelharrisguitar.com) is a progressive guitarist & composer with over 15 CDs released worldwide with various groups, including his own solo releases, to his bands Surgeon and Arch Rival. His music is a diversity of styles, ranging from neo shred guitar to amazing prog instrumentals (with jazz and fusion breaks) to acoustic masterpieces.

Michael shows his versatility on his first vocal release, still retaining his guitar driven sound with progressive touches, yet opening up a whole new world of highly melodic and captivating music.

What are the critics saying? Read on...

"I personally think this is one of the most interesting releases in the progressive metal genre this year. Michael has something new to offer us with his special style, and I think many prog fans will be speechless after listening to Words Collide."
MELODIC HARD ROCK.COM

"Verdient mehr Beachtung!"
METALIUS.DE

"This album is an absolute gem."
METAL-OBSERVER.COM

"Michael uses modern elements combined with classical guitar to create some of the most interesting Rock/Metal/Prog hybrids I've ever heard."
ROCK AND A HARD PLACE.COM

"A stunning guitarist"
PROGRESSIVE WORLD

"A killer album from this virtuoso musician"
MUSICEXTREME.COM


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Mikolaj Furmankiewicz

Michael Harris - Words Collide
What's the number of Michael's solo release above? Precisely - the sixth. It's a kind of special album, because the CD is a result of fraternal cooperation and with a novelty included. It's obvious that Michael plays the guitar and bass guitar, but is also responsible for lead and harmony vocals. His own bro - Brian isn't also a novice. His experience embraces such bands like Firewind, Kenziner, Seven Seraphim, Vainglory or Zanister. The duo recorded something new in Harris' discography so far.

An orchestral introduction called "Schockestra" doesn't mean that "Words Collide" includes neoclassical music. The album is a step forward and towards modern rock with obligatory metallic riffs. Michael showed himself as a respectable vocalist, but it must be pointed out that his vocal manner fits best to modern sound. You won't hear any fragments in which Michael could sing out of tune. He sings with a bit hoarseness, so you can like it or not, but no one should discuss about musical tastes. I only value an artistic level. Obviously, Michael and his Bro aren't myopic dudes! They can turn themselves into fusioners for a moment ("Prosthetic Brain"), but they leave quite a lot of bluesy chops on the album as well.

Yeah, this time it's another face of Michael's musical identity. I am happy that he made ayes at contemporary music's listeners (usually young ones), but didn't renounce his characteristic and developed style. Phew, luckily!