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Review: Chris Caffery - W.A.R.P.E.D.
Chris Caffery

Label: Black Lotus Records
Year released: 2005
Duration: 72:27
Tracks: 15
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: August 5, 2005
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (6 Votes)

Well, Michel liked this really well, but I have to say I found it pretty boring. Chris Caffery, sometime guitarist for Savatage and Metalium, has managed something of a solo career lately, and "W.A.R.P.E.D." is his second full-length album after the generally well-received "Faces" last year. In fact about half of this album is the 'bonus' disc from that album.

Now I know that the Savatage crew and all and sundry associated with it cannot seem to stop recording music (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Doctor Butcher, Pain, etc.) but maybe they should all slow down and try recording better music rather than just slamming out a new disc every six months. There is nothing actively bad about this album, but it has nothing really going for it. It's blah. The riffs are sometimes cool, and the tone is good, but the songs are repetitive, the vocals are a rather dull mallcoreish shout, and the lyrical content is amateurish and tiresome. Maybe just because I'm an American, and am sick to death of the whole Bush/Iraq/War topics, but song titles like "Iraq Attack" and "Saddamize" just make me want to jump off a cliff. Now if the CD smoked I would be more than happy to overlook that, but it never really gets going. Only "Erase" really got my attention, the rest of the songs just wore out their welcome two minutes in and then went on for five more.

So I have to say I found this solo album just sort of tiresome. Other people who are more into Pantera or the Black Label Society may find more to like here, but this CD just left me cold. Pass.

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