Over the last couple years I had the fortune to
release a few albums on Finnish Lion Music label, but never got to work with
label owner and legendary guitarist Lars Eric Mattsson himself. So, when he
asked me to do a few tracks for his Neo Classical / Prog Metal project BOOK OF
REFLECTIONS, I didn't have to think for a second.
Lars' unique guitar
style not only is fast and shredding, the way, he's performing rather unusual
scales is breathtaking. As some of you guys out there might have found out
already, I'm a huge follower of all that's high speed guitar soloing - and Lars
is unbelievable! Working for the man was a huge honour! I ended up singing half
the record, which makes me really proud. A simple must for all guitar lovers and
shred addicts - just like me.
01. Until the Day. 02. Dance With the Devil. 03. Angel Shed a Tear. 04. Bleeding Dry. 05. Rise Up! 06. Crashing Through. 07. Somewhere Else to Be. 08. Gates to Oblivion. 09. Keep Us Afloat. 10. Without My Angel.
Lars Eric Mattsson – Guitar, Bass and Keyboards Lizard – Lead and Backing Vocals (1,3,5,7,9) Markku Kuikka – Lead and Backing Vocals (2,4,6,10) Christer Jansson – Drums
All songs written by Lars Eric Mattsson (Teosto/NCB) Produced by Lars Eric
Mattsson All instruments recorded at the New Lion’s Cage 2011. Carsten
Schulz’s vocals recorded at Seegewerk Studio, Mannheim/Germany by Steffen
Seeger. Markku Kuikka’s vocals recorded at Cat Piss Studios, Finland.
Artwork by Carl-Andre Beckston at Monowasp.