Joey Tafolla

Out of the Sun

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Guitarist Joey Tafolla delivers an undistinguished set of standard neoclassical shred instrumentals on Out of the Sun. Patterning himself after mentor Tony MacAlpine (who does exactly the same thing, but better, on his albums), Tafolla copies everything right down to the melodramatic song titles ("Eternity's End," "Truce With Kings"). He shows plenty of talent, but not much personality here. On this early effort, Taffola hasn't found his voice yet.

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