Wall of sound Prosthetic Records ✪✪✪✪✪
It’s a shock to see that Wall Of Sound is Friedman’s 13th solo album - that’s a lot of music in the two decades since Megadeth. With a year gestation and nine days to record the guitars, Wall Of Sound is sonically and compositionally huge. Rife with Marty trademarks energised bends and vibrato, slick diminished lines, crushing riffs and modal shred phrases - fans of rock virtuosity will find much to embrace here. Sorrow And Madness is full of twists and turns with violin, piano and nylon-string guitar plus blazing thrash riffs and solos. Streetlight is one of two songs mixed by Queen’s producer, Mack and features some of the album’s most melodic playing over some of its most aggressive riffing; few guitarists can combine beauty and heavy quite like Marty. Something To Fight is the album’s only vocal track, rich with precision and aggression. In short, Wall Of Sound sure lives up to its name!