CYRIL ACHARD - Confusion

Cyril Achard - Confusion

11 songs
54:23 minutes
*****
Lion

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Cyril Achard surely is a great guitarist, also he doesn't try to sound like another generic heavy metal guitar virtuoso, but let me allow the following question: was the world really waiting for the re-release of this debut album Confusion from the year 1997?

Cyril was only 25 years old back then, and although his technique was already faultless, the production is very awkward, to say the least. That's sad, because his jazzy playfulness is quite different from what we are used from other long-haired six-stringers, but the synthetic sounding keyboards mar the overall image.

Apart from that, there's not much to say about Confusion. It's definitely not a heavy metal album, but goes rather into a jazz rock fusion direction. Good craftsmanship, ok songwriting and lousy production allow for 5 points out of 10.

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