Exposé Online banner

Chris Savourey — End of Millenium
(Musea BR 8005.AR, 1996, CD)

by Peter Thelen, Published 1996-08-01

End of Millenium Cover art

Seems like we just reviewed Savourey's first album in the last issue, and already he's back with a superb and highly energized follow-up. Okay, this may not be exactly what most consider 'prog,' but in my book any guitarist that can make an entire album of four-to-five minute instrumentals and keep it interesting over the long haul is certainly worthy of note, and in fact will easily fit into the adjunct of most progressive rock fans' tastes, especially those with a taste for great guitar playing. Consider the likes of Eric Johnson, Marc Bonilla, Mike Keneally, and Steve Morse, and Savourey's style fits right into that general area. So what's new this time out? On one track (and one track only) we get some twisted death-metal vocals courtesy Thierry Marquez, but overall, this time out Savourey has tempered the total ass-kickin'-rock approach with some tasty acoustic licks mixed in, a support role for keyboards, and in general his compositions are more engaging. In addition to some memorable tunes like "Night Ride," "Never Say Never," and "Mighty Spirits," he's reworked the very best track from his first album as "Tomorrow '96." In all, a great album that no fan of rock guitar should be without.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 10, 1996 releases

Related artist(s): Chris Savourey

Latest news

2017-05-19
First ProgStock Festival Set for October – October 2017 will see the inaugural edition of a festival called ProgStock in Rahway, New Jersey at the Union County Performing Arts Center. With a definite slant towards neo-progressive music, the event is sure to please many fans with the inclusion of such artists as Echolyn, Glass Hammer, and Aisles. The festival will take place October 13-15. » Read more

2017-05-05
Clive Brooks RIP – Word reaches us today of another sad passing in the music world. Drummer Clive Brooks, best known as a member of such Canterbury bands as Egg, Uriel / Arzachel, and Groundhogs, has died at the age of 67. Details are sketchy at this point. The news was reported on Nick Mason's Facebook page — Brooks was Mason's drum tech. » Read more

2017-05-02
Col. Bruce Hampton RIP – The phrase "He died doing what he loved" is almost a cliche, but in the case of Col. Bruce Hampton, it couldn't be more true. Hampton, who was born Gustav Berglund III, collapsed on stage at his own 70th birthday celebration and later passed away. The event took place at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. » Read more

2017-04-16
ProgDay 2017 Announces First Bands – Flor de Loto, Sonar, and Infinien are the first three performers to be announced for the 2017 edition of the long-running ProgDay Festival. The 23rd ProgDay takes place Saturday and Sunday, September 2nd and 3rd, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. » Read more

2017-04-16
Allan Holdsworth RIP – Surely in the list of artists who have contributed to the sound of modern music, there is a special spot for guitarist Allan Holdsworth. His name is known to virtually every student of the instrument in jazz and rock, and his style has been so widely emulated that it's hardly worth mentioning anymore — we can just assume that every guitarist has Holdsworth as an influence. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Taal - Skymind – I know it may seem like a glamorous life to be a music critic, getting all those free CDs, getting into shows for free, hobnobbing with the stars. But I assure you, it’s not all it’s cracked up to...  (2003) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues