Scale The Summit - V

Back in October a video appeared on Youtube of many metal standards played without distortion. Which begs the question what can you do with a metal guitar outside that standard overdrive, fuzzy sound? Where can you take the music. Scale The Summit's fifth album of instrumentals neatly answers that. And almost capsizes it as well. Sans-vox none of their ten pieces here particularly obey a standard structure but do explore their own sound and style of playing, but what should we expect from a band of music majors - twelve bar blues? Ultimately V is a really rewarding album if you give it enough time to figure it out. Come for the guitar craft, stay for the puzzle, live for the explanation.