February 12, 2012

Plug-In - Hijack

Artwork by Sam Shearon

French band Plug-In's album Hijack is instrumental metal featuring stunning and varied guitar playing on top of beautiful melodies, just check out the soaring melody of the first track Danthägl. Natural sounding guitar tones, no djent or tech here, and a big fat production that allows the drums and bass to shine through.

Basically Hijack expands on the framework established by Joe Satriani by adding just the right amount of progressive touches, especially by the rhythm section. The only time they fall a little flat is their attempt at a bluesy cruncher, Meeting Steeve, the rest is the good shred.

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