Grinding Gears

Album/EP Review: Rabea Massaad – Grinding Gears, Vol. 2

Album/EP Review: Rabea Massaad – Grinding Gears, Vol. 2

Rabea Massaad is a busy guy. The Dorje and Toska guitarist never seems to stop so I don’t know how he finds the time to release his solo music. Grinding Gears Vol. 2 is, unsurprisingly, the follow-up to last year’s Grinding Gears Vol. 1 and sees Rabea return with another instrumental guitar masterclass.

Straight away you find yourself beaten around the head with some deliciously chunky riffs in Cthulhu. I couldn’t think of a better way to open the album than with the constant barrage to the senses Cthulhu provides. Rumbling bass, pounding drums and huge riffs never sounded so good. And then we are treated to some sweet lead playing at the end to round things off perfectly. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Album Reviews