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Hess: Opus 1

Read "Opus 1" reviewed by Michael Askounes


If I had a nickel for every fret-banging guitar virtuoso that released a CD filled with “monster RAWK chops" and warp speed arpeggios, I'd be a very rich man. Speed is certainly the most “showy" of guitar disciplines, but guitarists often forget that speed alone does not make an interesting piece of music. When every accelerated axe man that can sign their name on a contract is releasing guitar albums, you've really got to show something that sets you apart ...


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