Saturday, December 21, 2013

CD Review: New Symphonic Rock From Guitarist Adrian Galysh And U.K. Rockers Eleanore & The Lost

Born from the solos of guitar rock gods like Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhodes, Los Angeles instrumental guitarist Adrian Galysh recently released his third solo album entitled "Tone Poet." The album features contributions from Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen) on vocals, Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai) on bass and Todd Sucherman (STYX) on drums. Galysh has worked alongside some of the biggest names in rock music like Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions) and George Lynch (Dokken), which has allowed him to hone his skills for this release.

The album begins with a church-like choir, bringing Galysh's two-minute solo on to a higher purpose in "Resurrectis." The band moves like a tight unit through "Brick By Brick" as Galysh combines orchestration with his hard rocking solo. The tempo slows down quickly for the power ballad "When You Fall," which showcases Boals' vocals perfectly. Galysh's love for classical guitar shines on the operatic "Luminae" and in the grand, epic sweeping sound of "La Dolce Vita." He returns to rock on the metal groove of "Epoch" as his fingers blaze through the guitar chords. The album closes with Galysh having the last word on the masterfully done "Spring (The Return)."

Adrian Galysh has only one live show scheduled at the moment. His new album "Tone Poet" is available now. For more information, please visit
From the U.K. comes the symphonic rock band Eleanore & The Lost with their debut album "Parlour Game." Lead singer Eleanore was recently commissioned to compose the theme song for the 50th Anniversary for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) which was also used for charities nationwide.

The album begins with the title-song "Parlour Game" as Eleanore's voice is so attractive with its soft tones and four octave range. The fragileness of her voice at the beginning of "Everything" and the pop/rock sense of "Hidden Wings" shows how diverse the The Lost is behind Eleanore's elaborate vocals. They have perfect blend for pop success with "Synthesized," before closing with electronic symphony of "Strange."

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