Tony Macalpine   Maximum Security
4.1 Release Date: 1987
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4.5 superbKJ Swantko | December 14th 11

If you enjoy 80's shred, get this album, soon. Enough said.

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5.0 classicearlymorningmetal | December 15th 14

Maximum Security delivers maximum shred!!

Tony is probably one of the most underrated guitarists ever considering he not only drops jaws on the guitar but also blazes on the keyboards and of course he has toured with Steve Vai lot.

He blazed on the shrapnel scene with Edge of Insanity, but I feel, this album is his magnum opus.

The album opens with a very mystic sounding 'Autumn lords' and then blazes into 'Hundreds of thousands', a shred fest which is ultra hard to imitate for all us guitarists. Then comes the beautiful and amazing 'Tears of sahara' (aptly named as this one comes very close to being a tearjerker). After the first 3 masterpieces, Tony shows his range and versatility with a collection of songs, each of which offer the listener something different and wonderful.

He even throws in a Chopin piece on the keyboard showing his amazing skills on the keys.

In my book, a very underrated album and does not get its due.The only deterrent is the production is not quite up to scratch, but if you have material like this, production seems like a very trivial issue.

PROS:

Everything

CONS:

Production

More power to Tony!!!!

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5.0 classicearlymorningmetal | December 15th 14

One of the greatest shred albums and one of my personal favourite!

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1.0 awfuldannyboy89 | March 30th 12

Just a self-indulgent shredfest, nothing more. MacAlpine's talented, but his overindulgent bombast ruins this album.

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4.5 superbTheNotrap | January 19th 12

One of the greatest guitar albums released in the 80's. Essential work.

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3.0 goodCaptainDooRight | May 13th 14
4.5 superbJoseph | March 29th 14
4.0 excellentForestGagnon | August 15th 13
3.0 goodNavarre | July 21st 13
4.5 superbSourFlow | April 10th 13
5.0 classicrafdavmar | March 21st 13
3.5 greatseifer | July 19th 12
5.0 classicRichardRG | June 15th 12
5.0 classicYhann Ortiz | May 14th 12
4.0 excellentwalfernu | March 1st 12
4.0 excellentJumaos | August 22nd 11
5.0 classicvoodman | August 9th 11
4.5 superbDan Phillips | July 7th 11
3.5 greatPachelbel | May 8th 11

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