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Scott Allen Project: What Lies Beyond Words

California guitarist and G.I.T. graduate, Scott Allen, has independently re-released his Scott Allen Project CD, What Lies Beyond Words. Co-Produced by Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon and Scott Allen himself, this 11 track instrumental CD is an upbeat Hard Rock/ Metal record with a lot of energy.

The Scott Allen Project is a 4 piece band, featuring Brian Kinney on Bass, Rhythm guitarist Marty Cresci and drummer, Cedric Wilmott. What Lies Beyond Words is a decent release with some bright moments, such as the lead off song, "U Want Some Of This (Bring It On), a faster paced rocker with some nice speedy guitar chops.

Not that this CD is a poor record, it just doesn't set the world on fire. It is a very average instrumental release by a graduate from the Guitar Institute of Technology that would lead you to expect more from him. Not that he is a bad player, he isn't that, but I expected more. There are the obvious "speed for speed sake" licks, but nothing to raise the bar with.

If you are a fan of Instrumental guitar based records in the vain of Vai, Satriani or even John 5, then you may be a bit disappointed in What Lies Beyond Words. This is a rather tame release in an Instrumental guitar world filled with more aggressive and interesting players.

This CD is available directly from Scott's own website-click on the link below for more information.

Track Listing
1. U Want Some Of This (Bring It On)
2. The Grind
3. The Cool Breeze
4. A Girl I Once Knew
5. We Watched The Sunrise
6. My Bad Mojo
7. Saying Goodbye
8. Eternal Optimist
9. Sapphire Sky
10. Under The Mexican Moon
11. The Clock Is Ticking

Added: June 25th 2007
Reviewer: Butch Jones
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Language: english

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