Travis Larson Band
'First album from a new name to watch as this is one seriously hot instrumental rock guitar trio. Fourteen tracks allow the musicians all the room they need to show you that they can definitely whip up a storm while still retaining that vital sense of melody to make the songs flow so well. That, allied to a fantastic set of arrangements where dynamics plays a crucial role, means that this is music that positively glows. The average track length is around four minutes and this is absolutely perfect, distilling the electric guitar-driven essence that is this red-hot trio into one fantastic composition after another, ensuring no self-indulgence, and plenty of expressive playing. Many of the tracks fly along on a wave of riffs and rhythms but rarely would you label it as 'metal' although it decidedly rocks. Then you get a track like 'Nameless' that takes a more languid path yet remains strong but builds into a swirling storm of a track nevertheless, the guitar work so full of feeling while the rhythm section seem to hold it all together effortlessly. Special mention must be made of the production which is crisp, sharp and crystal clear. But, above all, it is the lead guitar work that shines and it's all about feeling, which every track on this album has by the bucketload, as it largely drives a rock guitar path through some strong tunes and superior playing all round - a magnificent debut for sure.'