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Devil's Slingshot
Clinophobia
December 2007
Released: 2007, Mascot Records/Border Music
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall

What do guitarist Tony MacAlpine, bass demon Billy Sheehan and drummer Virgil Donati have in common? They’re all in a band called Devil’s Slingshot! It’s an instrumental trio, but the music is a little different compared to other instrumental acts.

Each of the musicians have an opportunity to show off their skills and the musical foundation is based on heavy fusion metal. Even though I’m not usually into instrumental stuff, this album is different. MacAlpine proves the he has a knack for writing exciting and fresh material on this album. And what can go wrong when you have Sheehan and Donati backing you up?

The band produced the disc and they did a great job indeed. Steve Scanlon mixed and mastered it and gave every member their own sound and incorporated them into a solid musical experience. The trio takes us on an exciting journey of splendid music performed by the elite in their genres. It’s always fun to hear excellent musicians shine and this is a great opportunity to discover three of today’s best musicians in action.
Track Listing

1. Nederland
2. Ballad de Bastille
3. Def Bitch Blues
4. Lay Off
5. Injustice Line
6. Ocean
7. Flamed
8. Hourglass
9. Aerial Perspective

Lineup

Tony MacAlpine – guitar
Billy Sheehan – bass
Virgil Donati – drums


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