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Safety Dunce E.P.
Released: 2005, Five Finger Records
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
Fellow Canadian Jason Hook puts out an excellent EP of guitar heavy instrumentals. After having played with artists like Lee Aaron to Vince Neil and now pop sensation Hilary Duff it is no problem to see why Jason is such highly regarded as a player. This extremely short disc is just a sampling of why he’s one of the best guitarists out there today.
The disc starts off with an incredibly short In Studio raw recording called “Body Bag” which is sung to the tune of the kids song “Camp town Races” but this has more updated lyrics. A great, yet humorous way to begin the disc. Next up is where Hook starts to get serious with some real guitar playing and its steady for the remainder of the EP. Very catchy melodies and hooks make the 5 real songs something to rave about. With most instrumentals you usually find yourself trying to put words and vocals to it but here a singer would be out of place and take away from the songs. In a few spots on the disc are little tidbits of talking and sounds to add some humour to the recording.
An above par recording with some of the best guitar playing you will ever hear. The sound is clean with a perfect amount of distortion and minimal effects. A true Heavy Metal instrumental disc. All guitarists and metal fans should definitely buy this release. This is just the beginning of great things to come. For an all music album it doesn’t get any better than this and you can BLAME CANADA for this amazing guitarist.
Jeremy Spencer - Drums
Marty O'Brien - Guitar an track #4
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