SHRED is the FIRST album in the Pastor Brad "Shred Series" --all of the albums in this instruMETAL series are available here at CD Baby!
"This CD 'Shred' SHREDS!!!!! This is must have metal at it's finest. Pastor Brad is blessed with the AWESOME ability to play like the big boys and even better!"
"Brad, the guitarshredding pastor is back again! This time he has got help by his fellow shredders Jon Hooper (Unforsaken), Andy England and David Jacob. And man these dudes truly know how to shred! Cause what we got here is a cd filled with enjoyable guitarsolos, tasty riffs and hooks. It's really enjoyable and all instrumental...this cd just shreds! If you are like me and love guitar solos this cd is a must have.
Metal for Jesus.org
"What's in a name? In the case of Pastor Brad's Shred, a lot! This CD indeed does shred. When I think of that word I tend to think of guys like Satriani, Vai and Malmsteen. Well, Pastor Brad and friends are also in that same school of instrumental guitar rock. The difference is that Pastor Brad is a bit more melodic and probably a bit bluesier than those guys as well. Think more along the lines of Steve Morris, or even Van Halen without vocals. Each song on this CD tells a story. Whereas some instrumental CDs tend to be a bunch of riffs for the guitarist to lay down some choice wankey, Pastor Brad has actually written songs for which the guitar leads to tell a story over. Yes, the songs actually have hooks. Brad brought along some friends to help him out as well. Fellow shredders Jon Hooper (Unforsaken), Andy England and David Jacob all lay down some choice chops as well. While the entire CD is a solid listen, a couple songs that really stood out to me was "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Angels We Have Heard on High". I would actually love to have an entire CD of Christmas music like this. (Hint, hint Pastor Brad)."
Ultimatum & No Life Til Metal
"I just wanted to let you know that getting Shred made my day yesterday. It didn't take away the flu but it got me to forget I was sick for awhile and to get excited about this kind of music. For the year 2005 I think that Shred ranks high up among Rob Rock's Holy Hell and Audiovision's The Calling."
Rob "The Deacon of Metal" Deacon
"Shred is a great cd. I just got done playing the Jesus Stomp for a month on the station and it did very well. I've also been spinning tracks from the out of the...cd and they are doing well. I also think this is an excellent cd as well. When your stuff gets thumbs up votes I get all geeked up because I know someone just got fed a heavy dose of "Metal Praize".
Bruce/Kingdom Rock Radio
"I've been jamming to SHRED for several days now and its awesome! Finally, an 80's style hard rock album that is nothing but lead solos. No crappy, ethereal, supposedly "artistic" type stuff...just awesome, skillful, ripping shredding!!!
Brad - you done good, my friend...VERY good!
'Have a Good Weekend' is awesome!!"
"Follower of Jesus" @ The Christian Metal Realm
"Just got this cd and I was blown away! I knew that Brad was a stellar guitar player, but this cd is really smokin'! I hear elements of EVH, Vai, Gary Hoey, and even a bit of Satriani in there. This is some serious metal riffage!"
--Nick "Tall Tyrion" @ The Christian Metal Realm