Artist/ Band: Faraz Anwar
Title: Abstract Point of View
Label: Lion Music
Year of Release: 2004
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The Review:

Now this is what I’m talking about! A breakthrough, dare I say progressive neo-classical work of art that is by far one of the few appealing releases Lion Music has to offer. Faraz Anwar’s debut album, a solo project that was released in 2001 with absolutely no sound, and now in 2004 it was re-released by Lion Music.

Abstract Point Of View is a complex body of all-instrumental guitar-driven neo-classical progressive metal / fusion, that borders on old and new influences and hiss self-confessed Holdsworth influences are very obvious yet not cloned. The main styles you hear are jazz-fusion, metal and symphonic rock, all done tastefully together to give by far one of the best instrumental releases in modern times. So all of you instrumental prog /metal fans, get this release now. You will not regret it, in fact you’ll long for more Anwar

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on November 30th, 2004


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