Cacophony   Speed Metal Symphony
4.1
excellent
Ranking: #15 for 1987

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4.0 excellentMetalSoliloquy | July 23rd 17

This would have been soooo much better without the vocals. The guitar work is out of this world.

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3.0 goodSnacktimeguy | May 29th 15



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3.5 greatTheNotrap | March 22nd 12

Despite the slightly average songwriting and poor production Speed Metal Symphony remains one of the most notorious shred albums released in the 80's.

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5.0 classicmegadeth16 | December 25th 10

compliance with an amazing and incredible guitar rhythms..

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5.0 classicSlaytan | November 19th 07

Cacophony aka Jason Becker and Marty Freidman managed to put out a shred guitar classic back in 1987 with Speed Metal Symphony. The guitar work is amazing, and is an excellent blend of melody and shred (more shred though). The bass is audible and solid. The drumming however, is so-so. On more than one occasion it seems as though the beats fall back into the same simple 4/4 pattern. The vocals are split. Sometimes they are great, sometimes they are bad. It seems as though they are sharp on a couple of songs. The production is also sub-par, and overall makes for a very thin sound. So how can this get a five? Simple: it's a staple in the underground music world, and the talent generated by Becker and Friedman is jaw dropping. Like shred? Listen to Cacophony.

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