Artist/ Band: Joe Stump
Title: Speed Metal Messiah
Label: Lion Music
Year of Release: 2004
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The Review:

Shredder alert, Joe Stump has arrived. All others beware! This is what I call a typical Lion Music release where Neo-Classical metal seems to reign. It seems that Ygnwie has inspired many genrations of shredders and Joe is the latest in the long drawn out genre. I guess if you like faster than light guitar playing then Speed Metal Messiah is up your alley. Otherwise, look eleswhere. Sorry I might be too tainted with this sub-genre that seems to rehash rather that explore newer ways to show off the guitar chops.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on November 30th, 2004


1. Speed Metal Messiah
2. The Red Priest
3. Eastern Beast
4. Weapon Of Choice
5. Reflection
6. The Killer Instinct
7. Dragonís Den
8. Unleashing The Fury
9. Retroactivity
10. Psycho Shred Suite
11. Movement
12. Cadenza Diablo
13. Psycho 2nd Movement Presto
14. Chamber Maid

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