Guitars That Ate My Brain , a dozen mind-altering instrumentals from today's most accomplished metal axe grinders -- a twelve-headed hydra of monster guitar riffage that slashes, shreds and gnaws its way into your very psyche -- rides the lightning with enough electrifying precision to scorch and scramble your gray matter. Despite the shifting tempos and uniquely frightening technical prowess of these speed demons, a strange cohesion connects the disparate (some might call them distressing) tracks on this mammoth compilation, as if these explosive, multi-layered instrumentals were largely the work of one multi-dimensional (and quite disturbed) musical personality. In other words, true metal madness.
01 Paul waggoner (between the buried and me)- boot dagger boogie - 02 Kris norris (darkest hour)- the life and times of sir walter sickert 03 Dave martone - hybrid angels 04 Ron thal (aka bumblefoot ) (guns n'roses) - disengaged 05 Eyal levi and emil werstler (daath) - the unwavering collapse 06 Shane gibson (korn) - artichoke samurai 07 Devin townsend (strapping young lad) - nerd alert 08 Chris poland (ohm megadeth) - l.d.e. 09 Ola frenning (soilwork) and christofer malmström (darkane) - hydra 10 Mike orlando - stomped 11 James murphy (testament) - six shooter 12 Hugues lefebvre and yann mouhad (anthropia) - schrödinger's cat paradox