Enevoldsen, Torben - Heavy Persuasion

Year of Release: 2000
Label: Lion Music
Catalog Number: LMC2004 2
Format: CD
Total Time: 46:41:00

Did I hear somebody say that name again? Joe Satriani? I seem to always reference him when I hear some of the instrumental music that comes out, but I have no choice. There are so many guitarists that have emulated his sound and style. Well here is another one to add to the list. This is not a bad thing... I love it actually. Instrumental rock guitar kicks ass! Dutch born Torben Enevoldsen's latest release Heavy Persuasion is chock full of rapid-fire guitar licks with a hard and sharp edge; just like a glistening hunting knife in the sun, it cuts and slashes away at you until you submit to its power over you.

The lead track "Heavy Persuasion" sets the tone for the entire album. This guy doesn't just rip and tear his way through a song; he "plays" with fire and passion, and in so doing commands the guitar to make engaging sounds. The first track is hard to top, but Eneveldsen holds steady all the way through and turns in a stand out performance of virtuosity and creative imagery. "Desert Groove" keeps you in the mood and holds you transfixed to the sounds, and every one after that will keep you interested as well. There are successive rockin' tracks of ear candy at your disposal on this CD.

This man roars like a lion and makes his instrument purr like a cat. The balance, focus and energy that he maintains are simply incredible. The attributes of his personality and the control he demands of his artistry are the very ebb and flow of the musical tide.

There is not a dud on this album, it rocks straight on through and doesn't give you a break, believe me you won't want one, you will want more and more of what this guy dishes out. It will be interesting to see how he develops. I am sure the comparisons to other artists by the name of Joe will disappear in time. Real talent stands on its own merit. It takes only six strings made of metal, some electricity, and one man can do some amazing things. Keep a watchful eye on this one.

Heavy Persuasion / Desert Groove / Cloud Nine / Another Page / Go Figure / Temple Of Hope / Spacewalk / Heads Up / About Time / Off Limits

Torben Enevoldsen - guitars
Flemming Hansen - bass
Mickey Hurricane - drums

Guitarsma (1998)
Heavy Persuason (2000)
Flying Solo (2005)

Genre: Rock

Origin DK

Added: August 31st 2001
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck

Artist website: www.torbenenevoldsen.com
Hits: 1124
Language: english


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