Sign Of The Times - 2002 - Lion|
The Rule Of Right - 2003 - Lion
S= KELLY SIMONZ
G= KELLY SIMONZ
Osaka-born Kelly Simonz is a Japanese guitar virtuoso with a Guitar Institute Of Technology pedigree. He issued his debut CD in 1998 and a CD called Silent Scream a year later through his own Faith Records. This demo was later re-issued through Lion Music. He later released a 35th birthday concert DVD.
KELLY SIMONZ's BLIND FAITH - THE RULE OF RIGHT - LION
There is a fair chance that this Yngwie Malmsteen-inspired guitarist's real name is not Kelly Simonz. After all, he hails from Japan. Apparently a hot item over in the land of the rising sun, Kelly has several albums under his belt, in addition to several years of session playing in America. Whatever the details of the man's/band's biography, it is clearly audible that Malmsteen has made an impact on the shredder. Solos fly left, right and centre and impress by virtue of speed and fluidity. Furthermore, and as mentioned in an earlier review of Dushan Petrossi's recent CD, Malmsteen hasn't been this good in years. Interestingly, Simonz also takes care of the vocals here at which he is not half bad. Pick this up for Neoclassical guitar runs, attacks, jabs and cacophony. - Ali "The Metallian"
Kelly Simonz's Blind Faith