“Around The World” is a mature and extremely enjoyable offering, immediately listenable, well suited to a variety of moods and an album that can lift one out of the deepest depression. The guitar work is mostly melodic, perfectly suited to the track and incredibly praise worthy. On the whole an excellent release and an early contender for guitar instrumental of the year – check it out.
- Andy Craven, Virtuosityone Chief writer
Around The World is the second solo album from french guitar virtuoso, Guitarsnake, aka Nicolas Notarianni. Influenced by Joe Satriani and John Petrucci, Guitarsnake delivers here an astonishing instrumental concept album, filled with melodic guitars.
Far away from the predictable shred albums who clone themselves, Around The World is a masterpiece of colorful & emotional guitar music, crafted by a flawless guitar technique, unique feel yet. The album opens with "My Religion", a song divided in four tracks that brings the listener into a musical journey... around Guitarsnake's musical world. Each track is full of catchy guitar themes and shred licks always arise at the perfect time to give you chills.
The album will please the fans as it includes in the CD a bonus video clip (mp4.) where the Mayones Guitars endorser performs with his band. Cherry on the top, the CD features as well two remastered songs from the excellent One Life is Not Enough album: "I Have A Dream" (dedicated to Patrick Rondat) and "On The Road" hosting an intense guitar solo fest featuring Stéphane Gay, Loïc Bonnecaze, Roo, Olivier Mesnier, Yann Armellino and Victor Lafuente.
Genre: Instrumental Rock Metal
Nicolas "Guitarsnake" Notarianni (c) 2011,
Mad Guitar Records
Guitars : Nicolas Notarianni
Bass : Dave Rimmer
Keyboards : Nicolas Notarianni
Drums: Nicolas Notarianni & Laurent Reinling
(Shrink-wrapped digipak case)