Release date: 8 August 1988
Style: Neoclassical heavy metal, Progressive metal


8.6 | 57 votes


72 have it
6 want it

01. Saturation Point
02. Dragon Mistress
03. Evil Thrill
04. Namida (Tears)
05. Anvils
06. Jewel
07. Forbidden City
08. Thunder March

Top 20 albums of 1988: 20


Marty Friedman - guitars
Deen Castronovo - drums

Guest musicians
Jason Becker - guitars

Additional info
Based On Friedman's playing on this album, Dave Mustaine decided to recruit him to Megadeth as a second guitarist before the recordings of Rust In Peace (1990) started.

On some copies of the CD both "Jewel" and "Forbidden City" are listed as track 6 and therefore "Thunder March" is listed as track 7.

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snake? snaaaake!

If Marty Friedman's work in Megadeth inspired me to pick up my guitar, then this album has almost driven me to rip out the strings, smash it up and bury it six feet under. Whether you love or hate Megadeth, I'm sure Marty Friedman needs no introduction.

Although he is highly gifted in terms of technique, it is not his technique in this album, which is impressive, but his unique phrasing. It's all here, the exotic Middle Eastern and Far East influences, and his ability to tastefully inject his passages with speed.

published 21.05.2011 | Comments (3)

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