Have you ever listened to an album that just feels like one continuous song? This may be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you look at it but that's how I felt when I listened to the album Contact Light by Tizzer. Tizzer is a one-man band composed of Tony D'Andragora. On Contact Light his main weapon is the electric guitar, which he is quite skilled at. The music itself is progressive metal in which he shreds scales, creates clouds of white noise and contorts his guitar in all the ways he knows how.
This is an instrumental album that revolves around a lot of distortion and keeps your attention by an onslaught of changes.
He kicks off with “Let’s go!” which sounds exactly like its title. It reminded me of what Joe Satriani would sound like if he was more into metal. It is pretty much a barrage of riffs that bombard you. There are post-rock tendencies in some of the riffs, which are a good balance between some of the other material, which is straight up metal.“I feel fine. How about you?” is very much a continuation of the riffs you hear in the first song while “"Look at that, you son of a bitch." contains some of the hardest moments on the album.
“I'm coming back in... and it's the saddest moment of my life.” and “I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” bring some more intense guitar action but it all leads to the closer, which is the one track that sounds like nothing else on the album.
The closing track “I suppose they are going to make a big deal of all this.” is an ambient piece that sounds either like an ominous swarm of locusts or what it would sound like if a majestic Dragon farted in an open chasm.
Overall, there is some decent material. Some of it feels a bit flat but goddamn can this guy play guitar.
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