Xander Demos is a solo artist from Pennsylvania that plays a very melodic form of hard rock/metal and this is a review of his self released 2014 album "Guitarcadi".
A very melodic guitar solo and an 80's style hard rock sound start off the album and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and the music is mostl instrumental while being base d mostly in a melodic hard rock direction but also having the hard edge of metal.
There are plenty of solos and lead s thourghout t he recording and they are the focus of attention throughout the recording and this is a style that has not been done on a regular basis since the mid 80's to early 90's days of Joe Satriannt, Tony McAlpine, Steve Vai and other guitarists from that era.
You can hear a good amount of synths and progressive rock elements being utilized at times as well as the guitar rhythm's bringing in some more traditional and classic metal elements into the musical sound along with some clean singing vocals and the album starts bringing in a mixture of both instrumental which are also used the most out of the two and vocals tracks and you can also hear a small amount of acoustic guitars and spoken word samples being used in certain sections of the recording.
Xander Demos demonstrates a great amount of talent and skill with his musical style combing commercial metal and hard rock together along with a great amount of instrumentals which shows his abilities as a guitar player, the production sounds very professional and the little amount of lyrics that are utilized cover everyday themes.
In my opinion Xanders Demos is a very great sounding mixture of instrumental rock and 80's commercial metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo artist. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nothing Major" "Under A Darkened Sky" "Boys Of Summer" and "lady In Red". 8 out of 10.