your favorite shred albums?

Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by M3CHK1LLA, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

    Messages:
    5,930
    Likes Received:
    1,050
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Location:
    orbiting caprica
    post'em up...
     
  2. ThePIGI King

    ThePIGI King Ibanez Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,011
    Likes Received:
    699
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2014
    Location:
    Ohio
    Christian Muenzner - both Beyond the Wall of Sleep and Timewarp

    Dark Matter Secret - Perfect World Creation

    Blotted Science - too big of words for this hour

    And then obviously anything from: Loomis, Howe, Govan, AAL, and MacAlpine
     
    IbanezDaemon, Omzig and M3CHK1LLA like this.
  3. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

    Messages:
    5,930
    Likes Received:
    1,050
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Location:
    orbiting caprica
  4. Science_Penguin

    Science_Penguin SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    857
    Likes Received:
    297
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2013
    Location:
    Nowhere
    Nili Brosh - A Matter of Perception
    Steve Vai - Passion and Warfare
    Circuit V. Panther - Sexy Finger II
    Animals As Leaders - the first one

    And I'll add as honorable mentions:

    Stratovarius - Infinity
    Sonata Arctica's more straightforward era
    Yngwie Malmsteen - Oddysey
    Dragonforce - Ultra Beatdown
    Galneryus - pretty much everything
     
  5. prlgmnr

    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

    Messages:
    2,169
    Likes Received:
    2,534
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2016
    Location:
    North Yorkshire, UK
  6. Doug N

    Doug N SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    79
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Location:
    Northern California
    Racer X - any of ‘em
     
  7. USMarine75

    USMarine75 The man who is tired of the anus is tired of life Contributor

    Messages:
    5,694
    Likes Received:
    4,483
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Location:
    Middle East
    Vinnie Moore - Minds Eye
    Marty Friedman - Dragons Kiss
    Cacophony - Go Off
    Jason Becker - Perpetual Burn
    Racer X and Paul Gilbert - agree with above... everything!
    Michael Impelliteri - can’t remember the album name sorry lol
    Michael Lee Firkins - self titled

    modern:
    Stephan Forte - Shadows Compendium (best JB impression!)
    Jeff Loomis - Zero Order Phase and Plains of Oblivion
    Andy James - Exodus

    Classy shred:
    Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom
    Ritchie Kotzen - everything!
    Blues Saraceno - Never Look Back and Plaid

    not really shred but....
    Nick Johnston - Remarkably Human
    Guthrie Govan - everything

    duh...
    Yngwie and Randy!
    Vai - PAW
    Satriani - Surfing and Flying in a Blue Dream (even tho he says he doesn’t play shred)
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2019
    sirbuh, DLG, jaxadam and 3 others like this.
  8. NoodleFace

    NoodleFace Delicious Noodles

    Messages:
    588
    Likes Received:
    355
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Location:
    Somerset, MA
    I still think Steve Vai - Passion and Warfare is the greatest shred album of all time, personally.
     
  9. Drew

    Drew Forum MVP

    Messages:
    29,592
    Likes Received:
    5,266
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    Location:
    Somerville, MA
    If I had to limit myself to one album per player...

    Vai's "Alien Love Secrets," with the caveat that "Passion and Warfare" is probably the more "important" album.
    Satriani's "Crystal Planet," again with the caveat that while it sounds dated, "Surfing with the Alien" is the more "important" album for the impact it had.
    Andy Timmons - "Resolution"
    Tony Macalpine - "Maximum Security"
    Jason Becker's "Perpetual Burn" is nuts, even if the tones and mix leave a bit to be desired
    Shawn Lane's "Powers of Ten"
    Vinnie Moore's "The Mind's Eye"
    Nick Johnston's "Remarkably Human"
    Angel Vivaldi's "Away With Words"
    Neil Zaza's "Staring at the Sun"
    Eric Johnson - any of his live albums, but "Alien Love Child - Live and Beyond" is an easy starting point
    Steve Morse - "High Tension Wires"
    Yngwie Malmsteen - "Rising Force"
    John Petrucci - "Suspended Animation"

    Whole bunch I'm forgetting about I'm sure but these are some pretty great guitar albums.
     
  10. IbanezDaemon

    IbanezDaemon Raptus regaliter

    Messages:
    3,202
    Likes Received:
    3,344
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Location:
    UK
    Vinnie Moore: Everything but my faves are Mind's Eye and Time Odyssey.
    Yngwie: Rising Force and Trilogy
    Racer X: Everything faves being Street lethal, Second Heat and Superheroes.
    Tony MacAlpine: Faves are Edge of Insanity and Maximum Security
    Joey Tafolla: Out of the Sun.
    Apocrypha: The Forgotten Scroll, Eyes of Time.
    Jason Becker: Perpetual Burn
    Marty Friedman: Dragon's Kiss
    Cacophony: Both
    Shawn Lane: Powers of Ten
    Richie Kotzen: Debut
    Greg Howe, Debut, Introspection, Parallax
    Vicious Rumors: Soldiers of the Night
    Time Requiem: Time Requiem, Inner Circle of Reality, Optical Illusion
    Warmen: Unkown Soldier, Beyond Abiliities, Accept the Fact.
    Stratovarious: Episode, Visions
    Jeff Loomis: Zero Order Phase
    Majestic: Abstract Symphony, Trinity Overture
    George Bellas: Mind Over Matter
    Marcoi Sfogli; ReMarcoble
    Andy James: In the Wake of Chaos
    Mario Parga: Entranced
    Ring of Fire: The Oracle, Dreamtower
    Gary Moore: Corridors or Power
    Michael Abdow: Native Alien
    Vitalij Kuprij: Extreme Measures
     
    USMarine75, DLG, Omzig and 1 other person like this.
  11. Omzig

    Omzig SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    426
    Likes Received:
    736
    Joined:
    May 3, 2012
    Location:
    Dudley,West Midlands
    God classic thread.
    in no order of pref

    Marty Friedman - Dragons Kiss
    Jeff Loomis - Zero Order Phase
    Bruce Bouillet - The Order Of Control
    Greg Howe - Greg Howe
    Brian Maillard - Stabilized
    Jeremy Krull - (de)Tested
    Heavy Metal Ninjas - Interstellar Abduction
    Kiko Loureiro - Sounds of Innocence
    Joey Tafolla - Everything....
    Fred Brum - Atonement & Transcendence
    Brett Garsed & T.J. Helmerich - Quid Pro Quo & Exempt
    Tritone - (sergio-buss-edu-ardanuy-frank-solari) Just for fun
    Nick Johnston - Wide Eyes in the Dark
    Fredrik Thordendal - Sol Niger Within Version 3.33
    Vinnie Moore - Meltdown

    + pretty much everything posted above sofar ;)
     
  12. Descent

    Descent SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,541
    Likes Received:
    560
    Joined:
    May 7, 2014
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    In general I don't really listen to shred albums but these are probably the few that I like back to back:

    Chris Poland "Return to Metalopolis" (someone already posted)

    Glenn Drover "Metalusion"


    Bozio/Levin/Stevens "Black Light Syndrome"


    Steve Stevens "Memory Crash"


    "Liquid Tension Experiment" - Petrucci
     
    M3CHK1LLA and IbanezDaemon like this.
  13. IbanezDaemon

    IbanezDaemon Raptus regaliter

    Messages:
    3,202
    Likes Received:
    3,344
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Location:
    UK
    Can't believe I forgot this one. TMac's guitar work on this is astonishing:

    mars.jpg
     
    USMarine75, M3CHK1LLA and Siggevaio like this.
  14. Acaciastrain360

    Acaciastrain360 Don’t need no money, cus suicide is free

    Messages:
    393
    Likes Received:
    214
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2015
    Location:
    Isle of Wight, UK
    INFANT ANNIHILATOR - The Battle of Yaldabaoth

    it outshreds all of your shreds hehe :)
     
  15. Politics of Ecstasy

    Politics of Ecstasy OG Shredder

    Messages:
    505
    Likes Received:
    263
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2019
    Location:
    The D
    Becker - perspectives
    Vai - p&w
    Gilbert - racer x street lethal
    Yngwie - debut
    Greg Howe
    Vinnie Moore minds eye
     
    M3CHK1LLA and IbanezDaemon like this.
  16. IbanezDaemon

    IbanezDaemon Raptus regaliter

    Messages:
    3,202
    Likes Received:
    3,344
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Location:
    UK
    No Holdsworth fans on here? I have some of his earlier stuff, Sand and Metal Fatigue plus a few others. Actually must dig them out...ridiculously good player.
     
    Politics of Ecstasy likes this.
  17. jaxadam

    jaxadam SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,075
    Likes Received:
    1,134
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL
    Pretty much everything this guy said. I grew up on these, and a lot of people complained about Mind’s Eye being to sterile, but his playing was so incredibly clean on that album.
     
    USMarine75 and M3CHK1LLA like this.
  18. ThePIGI King

    ThePIGI King Ibanez Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,011
    Likes Received:
    699
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2014
    Location:
    Ohio
    How did I forget Allan!?

    I don't usually listen to him for extended periods of time but he's a killer player and wrote some killer songs.
     
  19. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

    Messages:
    5,930
    Likes Received:
    1,050
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Location:
    orbiting caprica
    man....this reminds me of the time i almost bought a purple Ibanez 6 string from him a few years ago. he was selling it for a very fair price and if i hadn't already bought 2 other guitars that month i could have had it in my collection. i think someone on sso may have picked it up, anyone know who?
     
  20. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

    Messages:
    5,930
    Likes Received:
    1,050
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Location:
    orbiting caprica

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.