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Shredder LAWRENCE WALLACE To Unleash “Compilation Songs”

Posted in Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, instrumental metal, instrumental music, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Philly-based guitar hero Lawrence Wallace continues his reign as one of metal’s most intense shredders with the release of Compilation Songs. A modern take on the Shrapnel Records era of shred metal, the album is a handpicked “greatest hits” compilation of music recorded by Wallace in 2021.

Check out the album track “Limitless” at this location.

Compilation Songs is set to be released on March 1. All music and instruments were performed and recorded by Lawrence Wallace.

Tracklisting:
1) Limitless
2) War In Heaven
3) The Enchanted Mirror
4) The Awakening
5) Visions Of Another World
6) Impact Velocity
7) Journey Through Time
8) Ambush
9) Lost At Sea
10) Burst

Lawrence Wallace is a guitar and music virtuoso from the Philadelphia, PA area. He started playing at the age of 16 and has studied under Shrapnel recording artist Greg Howe. His playing is heavily influenced by celebrated shredders like Yngwie Malmsteen and Paul Gilbert. Lawrence has been in several bands, such as Shadows in The Crypt, Serpent ov Old, Infernal Opera, Chasing Squirrels, and others.

Lawrence has written well over 150 songs, including vocal and instrumental tracks, as well as soundtracks and various short clips for promo events. A creative and gifted shredder, Lawrence takes the art of instrumental guitar to the next level by incorporating a mystical, visual element into his music.

Source: ClawHammer PR

PELICAN ‘Ataraxia/Taraxis – As Excellence In Heavy Instrumental Albums Goes, This EP Is A Prime Pick

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, instrumental metal, instrumental music, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on March 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

PELICAN – Sometimes a four song EP does a Metal mind some good, especially when it’s as good as Ataraxia/Taraxis from the heavy Post-Instrumental band known as Pelican. All four songs I’ve listened to on this EP are rich with tonal vibrancy that weaves Stoner, Doom and Hard Rock, with spacey smooth, synthetic ambience added into the creative mix as well.

Pelican entertains so eloquently and craftily with their instruments, that vocals could never be applied to their songs without ruining the experience. There are moments I’ve encountered where Pelican can take me on that trip where the vibes are early Black Sabbath and Uriah Heep cassettes being blared at maximum level, on a hazy Summer’s day, from an old school boom box. In other words, within the swirls of their impressive musical fluency, Pelican plays it with some crunchy retrospective flare.

The Doom isn’t Pentagram, it’s more like Peligram. The Stoner isn’t The Sword, instead it’s Pelican flirting with the feel and rhythm of that genre and unveiling it within their songs as a shadow that doesn’t go unnoticed. Heavy (not like molasses) and diverse in sound, Ataraxia/Taraxis comes with solid production while not being anywhere near over-polished.

The Heavy Metal riffs are all here, the thick wall of Metal sound reigns supreme on Lathe Biosas and Parasite Colony. All four songs just come across to me as strongly written and so well executed. The end result of Ataraxia/Taraxis, for me, is a damn cool listening experience from the instrumental genius of Pelican.

Ataraxia/Taraxis releases on April 10th, 2012, via Southern Lord.

PELICAN:

Laurent Schroeder-Lebec 
Trevor de Brauw
Bryan Herweg
Larry Herweg

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Ataraxia/TaraxisTrack Listing:

Ataraxia

Lathe Biosas

Parasite Colony

Taraxis

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For more info on PELICAN, click on the links below:

http://www.facebook/pelicansong

http://www.southernlord.com

http://blog.southernlord.com

LONG LIVE PELICAN.

Stone.

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