Demons and Wizards

Demons and Wizards (SPV) Enslain Magazine Issue #8
Words will not ever do this album any justice, but I'll try anyway. When I first popped this one in I was totally blown away. This is some of the best music I have heard in ages! Not surprising considering the band is Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth fame), and Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian.) You pack the two of these guys together and you have some of the best metal you have ever heard. This album has what has to be by far the best guitar picking I have ever heard. He must have bionic hands, the speed with which he can play is unreal. And it's not like it's just once or twice, but consistent break neck picking speed. Guitar sound reminds me of good old fashioned metal sound. Nothing super fancy, and overall clarity is top notch. Production quality is pretty much second to none. Perfect, and not over done. As far as I'm concerned, this should be a must have for anybody. You would be hard pressed to find another assembly of talent as good as this one. Killer guitar work, blazing drumming and that piercing vocal that you will never forget. No matter how you measure it, it's a 10 all the way. -- Chris