Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Michael Schenker, "Temple of Rock," Guitar Shred in the Spotlight
Michael Schenker? The Scorpions, UFO, his own bands, he's been around for years, establishing street cred as a premier hard-rock guitarman. So here's his new album, Temple of Rock (INAK 9103). It's hard edged with plenty of good guitar moments. Singer Michael Voss is onboard throughout. I have not gotten used to his style. Sorry.
As for the rest, the songs and the shred, it's good. Very good. A high point is the final track, with a "Three Generations Guitar Battle" between Schenker, Leslie West and Michael Amott.
Hard rock/metal guitar-shred fans will dig what Michael is doing here.