Metal never sounded so malleable, jazz never kicked so hard, rock was never so fragile ...
LaughingSkull negotiates labyrinths of his soul with melodic and emotional storytelling, exploring darkness and despair, madness and fear, hope and deliverance, through his unique fusion of instrumental goth/doom metal and progressive rock, with occasional fusion excursion. Fresh, powerful and sincere.
The short description of this album would be that it's one of the promising guitar-focused albums that feature cool bass work and powerful drumming. The music explores and endless terrain of guitar emotions and the compositions are extremely full. It's a great culmination of a decade that pushed the limits of guitar. Be prepared this album isn't a metal music, it's a guitar album with a wide range of effects and sounds that are radiant to the ears. Songs like "Early Frost", "Comfortable in Hell", "Burden", "Residual Madness" and "Never Again" are great fairly straight forward rock masterpieces that have that Steve Vai touch.
The songs are ordered quite well and this makes the album quite nice to listen to all the way through. It's hard to pick a favorite song. "Never Again" is our choice because it showcases his distinctive sound.
Any guitar connoisseur owes it to themselves to check this album out and you'll be amazed that there was work like this that you didn't know about. We HIGHLY recommend "Labyrinths Of The Soul" for any fan of rock, metal, blues, psychedelic, jazz, or simply put the GUITAR. GET IT NOW!!!
- AMAdea Records, BULGARIA