day of reck­on­ing

Guitar Techniques - - MUSIC REVIEW -

Into the FIre part 1 ✪✪✪✪ ✪

Rusty Coo­ley needs no in­tro­duc­tion to GT read­ers as he’s fea­tured in sev­eral ar­ti­cles over the years with his stag­ger­ing shred metal chops. The new five-track EP with band, Day Of Reck­on­ing, is blis­ter­ingly ag­gres­sive with amaz­ing pre­ci­sion. Vo­cal­ist, Brad Lam­bert shifts from growl­ing metal de­mon to vi­bra­torich hard rock singing while the gui­tar riffs come thick and fast. Equipped with his sig­na­ture Dean seven-strings, Rusty is a fan of big in­ter­val­lic jumps and syn­co­pated 16th pat­terns for the band’s of­ten Phry­gian or Phry­gian Dom­i­nant riffs. Come solo time, he’s like a whip­pet bolt­ing from its stall; full-on speed at max­i­mum ve­loc­ity. Left To Follow is a good ex­am­ple of the band’s sound and his blis­ter­ing al­ter­nate pick­ing, shred sweeps and huge vi­brato chops. If you like metal vir­tu­os­ity, Rusty’s your man!

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