-- David "Skinny Devil" McLean
originally published at Tinfoil Music
Date: Tuesday, March 22 2005 @ 13:24:06 GMT
Doug Doppler, former student of Joe Satriani (and personally picked by Joe to take over his teaching duties), formed a band in 2002 named simply Doppler, Inc. Their debut CD, "Nu Instrumental", features the amazing line-up of Doug Doppler (lead guitar), Steve Sarina (rhythm guitar), Uriah Duffy (bass), and Atma Anur (drums), with special guest appearances from Stu Hamm (bass), Billy Sheehan (bass), and Brad Gillis (guitar).
They waste no time leaping into the instrumental rock fray with the opening track, "Fat Lip" - an intense, driving song that features all manner of cool sound FX, whammy pedal guitar antics, crunching rhythms, and more. This song really throws down the gauntlet and sets the pace for the entire 11 song CD.
Fusing elements of traditional guitar-hero instrumentals, nu-metal excitement, and old-school metal, Doppler has crafted an incredible new sound that is NOT for the timid. Doppler, Inc. drive boldly and fearlessly into uncharted territory and invite you along for the ride...if you have the gumption to follow.
Songs like "Wicked", "Funky Armadillo", "Bring it On", and "Bumpin' Grind" all rock hard with a funky edge and more string shredding than you'll find this side of a G-3 tour. Oh, yeah - Doppler has done G-3, too!
"Nu Instrumental" is an incredible CD and hints towards great things to come. Bottom line: Grab it!
For more info on Doppler, Inc., including news, sound clips from the CD, pics, & more, visit DougDoppler.Com now!