Chris Savourey — Chris Savourey
(Musea Brennus BR 8001.AR, 1995, CD)
by Peter Thelen, Published 1996-03-01
Looks are deceiving. Sure, this leather clad biker dude on the cover, clutching a flashy black Ibanez and covered with tattoos might lead one to believe this is just some average screaming hard rock a-la Judas Priest or Quiet Riot. Nothing could be further from the truth. Savourey is an accomplished and stylish player in the mold of Marc Bonilla, Randy California, Eric Johnson, and others, and can deliver an entirely instrumental rock guitar album without a single track overstaying it's welcome. His group consists of himself, a bassist, and a drummer - simple as that. One could think of Savourey as sort of a Satriani with some compositional chops; Indeed, Savourey steps up to the plate and hits a home run with every tune, but the album's gem is a track called "Tomorrow," a slower tune where he makes his axe cry with emotion. Overall, a great guitar album that fans of all the aforementioned players should indeed enjoy. And be sure and save Savourey a place on Guitar Speak 4.
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