By Jeannette Crowe
Randy Ellefson is one mean guitar player. Unfortunately, Randy Ellefson’s The Firebard is not an album; it’s a series of boring guitar, bass, and drum machine tracks that really miss their old friend “lyrics.”
Do you know someone who plays guitar and likes to jam for hours and hours? Playing one metal solo after another, and no chords that cannot most aptly be modified with the word “power”? And do you, moreover, love, more than anything, to listen to that friend play for those endless hours?
If so, then this album for you. For you and for Randy’s mom that is. As for the rest of us, let’s use our time more wisely. Maybe I’ll start with writing a classified ad for Randy. One that starts, “Singer Wanted.” – (2/10)