Whether you’re an Obituary, Death or even a Testament fan; James Murphy is a man that needs no introduction. He has proved to be one of the most influential metal guitarists to be discovered. Faithful fans will not be disappointed with his solo career, because the last thing Mr. Murphy has lost is his signature sound and style.
If you thought, Murphy was only capable of playing death metal, this album proves you wrong! On this album, James took a more melodic approach to his song writing, but still sticks to his heavy edge and style. This album is divided into being- half instrumental while the remaining tracks are songs feature guest vocalists such as Devin Townsend and Chuck Billy (Testament). Guest musicians such as Greg Howe (guitarist) throw in their contributions of sheer talent in selected songs.
1 - Since Forgotten (5/5)
2 – Convergence (5/5)
3 - The Last One (4/5) <-love the solo on this track!
4 – Vision (4/5)
5 - Touching the Earth (5/5)one might get tired of the intro, but a kick ass song nevertheless
6 - Red Alert (5/5)
7 - Deeper Within (5/5)love the vocals on this one!
8 - Shadow's Fall (5/5)
9 -Tempus Omnia Revelant (4/5)
Overall Rating: (5/5)
James Murphy - Guitars, Production, Engineering, Mixing
Deen Castronovo:Hail: - Drums
Brad Russell - Bass
Chuck Billy - Vocals on "Touching The Earth"
Devin Townsend - Vocals and Keys on "The Last One", Vocals on "Since Forgotten"
Eddie Ellis - Vocals on "Deeper Within"
Eddie Head - Second Guitar Solo on "Deeper Within"
Greg Howe - Second Guitar Solo on "Red Alert"
Matt Guillory - Keyboards on "Touching The Earth", "Shadow’s Fall", "Vision" and "Read Alert"
Michelle Rae Dean - Additional Backup Vocals on "Touching The Earth"
For any Heavy Metal fan, to get this is a MUST!
I figured you could get a sense of what the album is like. I couldn’t host any samples but you can find short 30 second to 1 minute clips here: http://www.guitar9.com/convergence.html