TYLER MORRIS - THE CHAOS CONTINUES
Review by Stefan
Tyler Drew Morris was born at the 6th, of April 1998 in Boston Massachusetts, he only became 18 years old and may already be regarded as a true guitar wizard! This young lad has played alongside the biggest guitar heroes of the world, just a few names taken from the long list are: George Lynch, Rudy & Robert Sarzo, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Joe Stump, Gus G., Jason Becker, Richie Kotzen, Leslie West, Zakk Wylde. TDM surprised and conquered the heart of everyone who find their way to the most famous venues such as Hollywood House Of Blues, Gibson Hollywood Showroom, BB King's Blues Club (West Palm Beach/New York), The Cutting Room New York, The Larcom Theater a.o. Tyler played at a few NAMM shows where he demonstrates for Fishman Electronics, Dean Guitars, REVV amplification. Tyler offered his shred guitar tactics at the Guitar Gods Festival as well as he took many people by surprise during the Axes And Anchors Cruise - played also at this year's edition of the majestic NAMM show where he demonstrates for Fishman Electronics, Dean Guitars, REVV amplification – about the upcoming NAMM show in June 2016, young guitar maestro Tyler will be present once again. Another interesting fact, he was one of the winners of the Guitar Gods 2016 competition ! All Extremely remarkable, quite unbelievable what this young guitar god delivered to the masses so far, and I guess it's just a beginning !
An unavoidable and foreseeable accomplishment occurred in January 2015, Tyler released his debut album “And So It Begins”, an excellent effort that made me completely charmed. Being a longtime fan of technical, shred guitar Rock and Metal myself, this album had been received with an endless form of appreciation ! I could take note of the fact the album was sold very well, and actually I did not expect the opposite. I craved for a sequel and it appears that the gods of shred guitar treated have been kind to fulfill my desire – Tyler Morris' second album “The Chaos Continues” will be launched in June 2016. All of the songs were written and performed by Tyler himself, the great cover art, reflecting an invasion of zombies this time, was designed by a great artistic illustrator named Brian Allen at Flyland Designs ( http://www.flylanddesigns.com/ ).
I got the privilege to listen to the album in advance for which my sincere thanks! Ten new songs were offered, each and every composition is more than worth my attention. With regard to outstanding shred guitar actions, Tyler succeeds once again on all areas, he's able to let my imagination run wild. Without a doubt, I can be a witness of Tyler's most melodic writings so far. Playing the guitar consists of many tender-hearted, incredible techniques which definitely requires a lot of practice hours to get it all mastered. Because of school days, Tyler practice four hours a day, on Saturday and Sunday he spend at least 8 hours to keep his guitar skills up-to-date. ”The Chaos Continues” features the one and only Joe Stump, enjoy this man's fire-breathing, finger burning riffs and solo's to the extreme on a song called 'The Hunt'.
The entire album has a wide range of different characters which range from Classic/Melodic Rock-Hard Rock to Neoclassical Metal to Blues Rock spiced with Fusion/Jazzy elements. According to myself, I would like to associate him with greats like Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Dario Lorina, Eddy Van Halen, E. Clapton, J. Becker, R. Blackmore. I really do like most of the songs on “TCC” album, still I have to admit that 'The Hunt' can be considered as my effective favorite one. Brilliant, ironclad riffs and whirling solo's provide a real battle to please me all over... in the end the song leave me behind, completely speechless by admiration !
Produced, mixed and mastered by the hands of this young aged instrumentalist himself, “The Chaos Continues” is the living proof that the name Tyler Morris has become a permanent fixture in the admirable world of outstanding guitar playing. Watch out for his lethal and mighty strong phrasing, over the top technical skills and tons of beautiful/catchy melodies. Tyler Drew Morris - almost perfect at the age of 18 years, a true revelation which can look forward to a wealthy musical career, a legend in the making ! Additional info at: http://www.tylerdmorris.com/ - https://www.facebook.com/Tyler-Morris-1475019532726639/
My rating: 89 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard
50- : Rubbish