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Album Review – Galaktikon II: Become the Storm
Galaktikon II: Become the Storm Brendon Small Megaforce Records Brendon Small returns with his first solo release since the ending of the popular Adult Swim show Metalocalypse, Galaktikon II: Become the Storm. Once again Small teamed up with the musicians he recorded the last two Dethklok albums with, drummer Gene Hoglan (Testament, Dark Angel, Fear Factory) and bassist Bryan Beller (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani). Small continues to perfect his blend of metal styles, creating an album that has all the hallmarks of his previous output. As usual Small handled all guitars, vocals, keyboards, orchestrations, and songwriting, with the album containing many of the unique sonic characteristics of his previous work. What makes Brendon Small such an interesting musician is his combination of pushing heavy metal with sophisticated neo-classical guitar playing. Each song on Become the Storm features a dense web of guitars mixed to create gripping pieces of music. The opening track "Some Days Are for