Guitar Reviews by Chris Pinto

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  1. Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster ·
    Overall opinion: About the only thing that could be better is the pickups don't have alot of output for heavy metal. Then again, if you want more output, just change the pickups. I would definetely buy another one, and my favorite thing about t...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 6/12/2001 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  2. Oceanborn by Nightwish ·
    Whew! Lightning guitar licks, incredibly tight musicianship, and an awesome female vocalist collide together creating one phenominal group. I wouldn't exactly dub them speed metal, because some of their music isn't like that. Very progressive me...(more)
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 6/13/2001 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  3. Unleashed In The East by Judas Priest ·
    All Judas Priest CD's are killer, but for a "live" album, this one beats all others by this group, or any other 80's metal group. My favorite part of this album is the musicianship, but even more, Rob Halford's BRUTAL vocals, especially on Victi...(more)
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 6/13/2001 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  4. Dark Symphonies ·
    This website contains a great selection of underground music, such as Dark metal, neo-classical, black/death metal, experimental, doom music...etc BEST PRICES on the internet, great people to deal with, knowledgeable staff, and orders are shippe...(more)
    Marketplace: Music Stores · Posted: 6/14/2001 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  5. Screaming For Vengence (Remastered) by Judas Priest ·
    This is a Judas Priest CD, It's the most powerful metal CD in the world, it'll blow your head clean-off. From track 1 up until the last song, Judas Priest demonstrates why they are one of THE metal groups that started it all. Screaming guitar li...(more)
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 6/18/2001 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  6. Garden Of Crystalline Dreams by Autumn Tears ·
    This group has much to offer the "mature metal listener". The lush melodies, sombre/meloncholy piano, wonderful, angel-like female operatic vocals, and storyline of the Autumn Tears' CD's, can make any open minded metal listener's chin hit the f...(more)
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 6/18/2001 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  7. The Girl Who Was....Death by Devil Doll ·
    Picture a sick twisted individual in a dark room, sitting in a corner, his name, Mr. Doctor. He is the composer of this twisted cacophony of weird, demented vocals, metal riffs, demonic vocals, violins, piano, soft spoken vocals, gregorian chant...(more)
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 6/18/2001 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  8. Lacuna Coil by Lacuna Coil ·
    Lacuna Coil is a terriffic group which hail from Italy. From the minute you press "play", you'll experience a new world of great new rock/metal. Their vocalist, Christina Scabbia is extremely talented, and their music is awesome. Similar to earl...(more)
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 6/18/2001 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  9. Mandilyon by The Gathering ·
    My first hearing of this CD made me realize just how boring the radio is today. I think this band is so awesome, talented, and can create some incredible music. Their vocalist can make your hair stand, she has an incredible style of singing that...(more)
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 6/18/2001 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  10. Resurrection by Halford ·
    Best metal release of 2000! Rob Halford is back with a vengance, ready to kick a-- and take names. Rob Halford proves to the world that he's not slowing down...Rather he's getting better with each year that passes. After you hear the title track...(more)
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 6/18/2001 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  11. Extremely Technical, Intense, Talented Progressive Metal by Jag Panzer ·
    The best thing about this band, is that every song is an explosion of music! Every song suprises the listener from beginning to end. Each song has a great "hook", and each member of the band takes the listener on a great trip, exploring EVERY as...(more)
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 12/11/2001 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  12. Melodic, Progressive Metal by Angra ·
    This is a really good CD to add to your progressive metal collection. This killer band from Brazil shows the world how to create some killer tunes. Really good vocals, excellent guitar slingin', and some awesome rockin' beats, make this band one...(more)
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 12/11/2001 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  13. Tech 21 CT-1 CompTortion ·
    It's a great idea for a pedal. I DO use the compression, but for me, the distortion is weak. Pretty weak in fact! Just another fuzzbox as far as I'm concerned. When I jam to 70's & classic rock music, I don't need any distortion pedals. My LANE...(more)
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 2/7/2002 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  14. Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb ·
    I'm SO extremely happy with the overall sound out of this pedal. The warmth it adds to my playing, is unbelieveable. You can get everything from that country "slapback" for chicken-pickin' styles, and that awesome spring reverb that's found on s...(more)
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 2/7/2002 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  15. Rocktron Pro-G.A.P. ·
    Great unit. I bought it on a whim, never owned a rackmount unit before, and it has been a staple in some of my playing ever since I bought it!
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 2/7/2002 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  16. Electro-Harmonix Tube Zupper ·
    Would I buy another one if this were stolen? No. Could be a MUCH better pedal with "hotter" distortion! Other manufacturers give limitless options with sometimes ONE distortion box, however, Electro-Harmonix does not. ALL their distortion units...(more)
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 2/13/2002 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  17. Morley Bad Horsie Wah ·
    Great pedal! Smooth pedal to use. Spring loaded, always returns to normal position. Shuts off by itself, nice solid steel construction, easy to install a 9V Batt....What more could you want in a wah? I like it a little BETTER than the CRY BABY,...(more)
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 2/15/2002 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  18. Pro Co Rat ·
    While not the perfect heavy-metal distortion unit on it's own, if it is used with a decent quality 1/2 stack's distortion, this pedal ROCKS! It really comes alive when you're playing at higher volumes. Harmonics, and some good 80's "crunch" real...(more)
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 2/22/2002 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  19. Marshall JH-1 Jackhammer Distortion ·
    Very good distortion pedal. I personally like it better than the BOSS Metal Zone. Sound quality is a bit better, not a fake sounding. Can get really nice old Marshall sounds, and some serious Metal/crunchy/chunky distortion also! Very versatil d...(more)
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 3/28/2002 by Chris Pinto (24466)
  20. MXR Phase 90 ·
    My overall opinion is this: It DOES work for ME, I LIKE the Phase 90 pedal, and use it often. It can enhance or color a nice lead or rhythm part of a song, and can be a nice device to help you be more creative. The sounds it produces are very ni...(more)
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 4/3/2002 by Chris Pinto (24466)