CHRIS CAFFERY
Power Metal • United States

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Chris Caffery is a heavy metal guitarist who is best known for his work as a member of Savatage and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Recently, Chris has been pursuing a solo career with the releases "Faces" and "W.A.R.P.E.D.". Chris is noted for his passion of New York sports teams. Chris began playing guitar at the age of 11, but some of his earliest memories include performing The Beatles song Help! for a show and tell in kindergarten. His favourite bands growing up included The Beatles, KISS, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Rush among others. He has cited guitarists such as Ted Nugent, Rik Emmett, Ace Frehley, Randy Rhoads, Michael Schenker as influences through out the years as well.

After only 13 months, Chris grew bored with guitar lessons and decided to teach himself. He was part of a band called "Blitzkreig" in middle school and played a few shows, the first
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Faces
Power Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Pins and Needles
Power Metal 2007
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House of Insanity
Power Metal 2008
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Your Heaven Is Real
Power Metal 2015

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Music Man
Power Metal 2005

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W.A.R.P.E.D.
Power Metal 2005

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CHRIS CAFFERY W.A.R.P.E.D.

Boxset / Compilation · 2005 · Power Metal
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martindavey87
Chris Caffery is back with his (sort of) second solo album, which perfectly demonstrates why I consider him one of the most underrated metal musicians in the world.

Boasting 15 tracks, of which only six can be truly considered new, nine of these songs were already released on the ‘God Damn War’ bonus disc included with Caffery’s debut release, ‘Faces’, the previous year. Do not despair, however, for these six new songs (the actual "new" ones) alone more than make this album a worthy purchase.

Offering up some ultra-brutal guitar riffs and spiteful lyrics, 'W.A.R.P.E.D.' picks up right where its predecessor left off, delving further into hate-filled misanthropy and anti-war sentiments than before. Each composition gives a firm, middle finger to the world leaders who are more intent on endless, senseless violence. And it's this anger that has lent inspiration to some true gems, such as 'God Damn War', 'Election Day', 'Edge of Darkness', 'I', 'Head of the State' and the title track.

Criminally underrated as a guitarist, a vocalist and a songwriter, Caffery has once again delivered a metal album that packs a punch (or a kick to the balls), and shows what fans of the "mainstream" are missing out on. Nobody truly knows what heavy metal is until they’ve heard a Chris Caffery album.

CHRIS CAFFERY Faces

Album · 2005 · Power Metal
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martindavey87
With his first solo album, Chris Caffery, well known for his work with Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Doctor Butcher, introduces us to a dark side we never knew existed.

Mainstream metal fans have no idea what they’re missing out on when people like Chris Caffery are releasing such brutal records. Using some of the most hard-hitting lyrics imaginable, Chris clearly displays his disgust towards politics, war, and above all else... people.

‘Faces’ is easily one of the heaviest albums I’ve heard, and has some true truly monstrous songs on here. ‘Faces’, ‘The Mold’, ‘Evil Is as Evil Does’, ‘Jealousy’ and ‘Abandoned’ are all metal classics with riffs that could drown out a nuclear explosion. ‘Music Man’ demonstrates Caffery’s softer side, and then of course, the legendary ‘Pisses Me Off’, a song with incredibly amusing and creative lyrics, yet its maintained cynicism and brutality prevent it from becoming a comedy song.

Of course if this isn’t enough, my version of this album comes with a bonus disc, ‘God Damn War’. Whilst most albums that come with bonus CDs usually feature nothing more than some demos, outtakes and live tracks, 'God Damn War' is pretty much an entire extra album.

The second disc is pretty much an anti-war statement, spitting in the face of all the politicians who continue to run this planet to the ground. And these are by no means B-tracks, these are equally up to the same standard as the first disc. ‘God Damn War’, ‘Edge of Darkness’, ‘Saddamize’ and ‘I’ are all top-notch metal tracks from one of the most underrated metal musicians on Earth today.

And if the music alone isn’t enough, fans are in for an extra surprise. Mr. Caffery has one hell of a voice! Who’d have imagined his range? Angry growls, emotional screams, and even clean vocals with a tint of sarcasm, this guy has the most metal voice I’ve ever heard, and it almost sounds like he isn’t even trying.

Heavy riffs, humorous lyrics, misanthropic themes… Chris Caffery IS heavy metal.

CHRIS CAFFERY W.A.R.P.E.D.

Boxset / Compilation · 2005 · Power Metal
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NJCat_11
A soundtrack for the violence of politics.

Chris Caffery is a very accomplished guitarist and singer. For many years, he played in the legendary band Savatage and even had the honor of playing along side the great Criss Oliva (R.I.P.); he has also been a regular member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra among other appearances.

After going solo, his music became much more politically driven, this album being a prime example of that. The politics here tend to be more liberal than conservative, although sometimes it's impossible to tell where he falls on the spectrum, but the great thing about this album is that you can easily ignore the message of his lyrics and still get a kick in the ass from the brutality of the songs.

Something that takes a little getting used to is Chris's bizarre style of singing. It may not happen for some people, which is unfortunate. The highlights of the album for me are: "Home Is Where the Hell Is", "Erase" (which employs one of the heaviest guitar riffs I've ever heard), "Edge of Darkness", "Iraq Attack" (featuring the familiar vocals of Jon Oliva), and "Beat Me, You'll Never Beat Me."

This album is at least worth a listen. Some people will love it, others won't, especially those who have no tolerance for politics in music.

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