Paul Gilbert: new album makes us cry

Guitarist has received advance copies of Pablo´s new opus Silence Followed by a Deafening Roar. It´s out on 23rd March through Mascot Records and we´re happy to report that it´s the usual mix of death-defying stunt guitar, cool melodies and quirky humour.

However, we also have to say that it features the most emotion-filled piece of solo guitar we´ve ever heard: yes, including For The Love of God.

The piece is called Suite Modale and simply features Paul going though the modes on a Sustainer-equipped electric and backed by a mournful piano.

As one of the Guitarist team commented: it´s “goosebump-factor 10” and even if you can take or leave Mr Gilbert´s output, you must check the tune out: it´ll make even the hardest hearted rocker a bit...well, sniffy and dewy-eyed.

We´re planning a full review of the album in the April issue of Guitarist, which hits the streets on 13th March. Don´t miss it.

By Simon Bradley

Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Guitarist magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.