CHRIS CAFFERY — W.A.R.P.E.D. (review)

CHRIS CAFFERY — W.A.R.P.E.D. album cover Boxset / Compilation · 2005 · Power Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
3.5/5 ·
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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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