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The Art of Malice [2010]

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Track Title
Track Length
1 The Nightmare Unravels 4:54
2 The Art of Malice 1:46
3 Ill Will Or Spite 4:03
4 J.W. 3:10
5 Ya Dig? (featuring Billy Sheehan) 3:52
6 Can I Live Again 4:02
7 Portrayed As Unremorseful 3:29
8 Steel Guitar Rag 3:00
9 Wayne County Killer 3:42
10 Fractured Mirror (Ace Frehley cover) 5:09
11 The S. Lot 4:13
12 The Last Page Turned 3:35

Original Release Date: May 11, 2010
Number of Discs: 1
Label: 60 Cycle Hum
Length: 00:00
Special Guests On Album: – Billy Sheehan – On Ya Dig

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The guitar world is cluttered with players that can play a million notes a minute. John 5 established that he can hold his own with them a long time ago.  Each release has illustrated why he’s not just another guy who can shred. With “The Art of Malice” he’s taken another step in showing the world that he’s not just a famous sideman with some solo albums to peddle.  Fact is, he’s an artist who’s kind enough to share his taken with big name acts. 5/5

For the full review from They Will Rock You click HERE

John 5 is an artist determined to flourish in the music world. By continuously challenging himself, he has shared the stage with musicians as disparate as Marilyn Manson and K.D. Lang. On The Art of Malice, his signature sound (by way of Fender Telecaster) becomes all the more recognizable.

For the full review from Mind Over Metal click HERE

It’s almost insane how quickly this record goes from crushingly heavy to groove to twang, yet somehow it all flows. “The Art of Malice” proves John 5 to be as much a shredder as any of the guys that came out of the style’s 1980s heyday, but also a bit of a mad scientist, stitching together seemingly incongruous elements into an imposing Frankenstein monster.

For the full review from Hall of the Mountain King click HERE

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