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BUCKETHEAD, born Brian Patrick CARROLL on May 13, 1969, is a highly eclectic guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, known for his eccentricities, such as literally wearing a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket on his head.

With over 150 studio albums, Buckethead has collaborated with dozens of other artists, including Les CLAYPOOL and film actor Viggo MORTENSEN. In addition, he has composed and performed music for a number of major motion pictures, including Saw II, Mortal Kombat, and Beverly Hills Ninja.

This expansive curriculum vitae has earned BUCKETHEAD a place on various lists of distinguished guitarists, including Guitar World's 25 All-Time Weirdest Guitarists.

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ColmaColma
CyberOctave 1998
Audio CD$8.82
$3.99 (used)
Population OverridePopulation Override
ION 2004
Audio CD$19.99
Electric SeaElectric Sea
Metastation 2012
Audio CD$11.86
$11.85 (used)
Electric TearsElectric Tears
Metastation 2002
Audio CD$10.92
$6.19 (used)
Bucketheadland 2Bucketheadland 2
ION RECORDS 2003
Audio CD$14.99
$15.00 (used)
Monsters and RobotsMonsters and Robots
Cyber Octave 1999
Audio CD$8.50
$2.39 (used)
Population Override (Limited Purple Vinyl Edition)Population Override (Limited Purple Vinyl Edition)
Ion Records
Vinyl$30.99
Acoustic ShardsAcoustic Shards
Single
AVABELLA 2007
Audio CD$5.84
$6.96 (used)
Elephant Man's Alarm ClockElephant Man's Alarm Clock
Tdrs 2007
Audio CD$98.99
$59.84 (used)
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Buckethead, CD, Monsters and Robots, 1999 CyberOctave, Promo USD $9.00 Buy It Now 19h 46m
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Somewhere Over the Slaughterhouse, Buckethead, Very Good USD $33.93 Buy It Now 1 day
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Buckethead Travis Dickerson Pinchface Gorgone (CD, Jun-2007, CBUJ Distribution) USD $18.98 Buy It Now 2 days
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Day of the Robot by Buckethead (CD, Feb-1996, Subharmonic) USD $28.99 Buy It Now 2 days
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Praxis TRANSMUTATION cd 1992 MINT! Bill Laswell Buckethead Bootsy Bernie Worrell USD $7.19 [0 bids]
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BUCKETHEAD-4 CD LOT-COLMA/CHICKEN NOODLES/ACOUSTIC SHARDS/MONSTERS & ROBOTS USD $10.00 [1 bids]
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Colma by Buckethead (CD, Mar-1998, Cyber Octave Music) USD $13.13 Buy It Now 4 days
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Buckethead Needle In A Slunk Stack RARE OOP USD $30.00 [0 bids]
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Buckethead Somewhere Over The Slaughterhouse Stray Records 2001 RARE OOP USD $100.00 [0 bids]
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"Guns N Roses" Buckethead Monsters & Robots promo cd USD $30.00 Buy It Now 7 days
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BUCKETHEAD discography


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BUCKETHEAD top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.17 | 11 ratings
Bucketheadland
1992
4.08 | 18 ratings
Giant Robot
1994
3.21 | 9 ratings
The Day of the Robot
1996
4.15 | 28 ratings
Colma
1998
4.29 | 17 ratings
Monsters and Robots
1999
3.92 | 7 ratings
Some Where Over The Slaughterhouse
2001
3.11 | 8 ratings
Funnel Weaver
2002
3.68 | 9 ratings
Bermuda Triangle
2002
4.05 | 18 ratings
Electric Tears
2002
3.44 | 9 ratings
Bucketheadland 2
2003
3.50 | 6 ratings
Island of Lost Minds
2004
4.44 | 18 ratings
Population Override
2004
3.00 | 4 ratings
The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell
2004
4.11 | 9 ratings
Enter the Chicken
2005
3.69 | 7 ratings
Kaleidoscalp
2005
3.00 | 6 ratings
Inbred Mountain
2005
3.50 | 6 ratings
The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock
2006
4.54 | 13 ratings
Crime Slunk Scene
2006
3.50 | 6 ratings
Pepper's Ghost
2007
3.89 | 8 ratings
Acoustic Shards
2007
2.04 | 8 ratings
Bucketheadland Blueprints
2007
3.67 | 6 ratings
Decoding the Tomb of Bansheebot
2007
3.00 | 6 ratings
Cyborg Slunks
2007
1.00 | 1 ratings
From The Coop
2008
3.14 | 7 ratings
Albino Slug
2008
3.00 | 3 ratings
Slaughterhouse On The Prairie
2009
4.22 | 13 ratings
A Real Diamond in the Rough
2009
1.00 | 1 ratings
Forensic Follies
2009
2.67 | 3 ratings
Needle In A Slunk Stack
2009
4.00 | 10 ratings
Shadows Between the Sky
2010
2.33 | 3 ratings
Spinal Clock
2010
3.43 | 7 ratings
Captain Eo's Voyage
2010
1.00 | 1 ratings
Left Hanging (with Travis Dickerson)
2010
2.90 | 11 ratings
Look Up There
2011
2.32 | 6 ratings
Underground Chamber
2011
3.88 | 6 ratings
3 Foot Clearance
2011
3.96 | 6 ratings
Empty Space
2011
3.54 | 9 ratings
It's Alive
2011
3.78 | 4 ratings
Balloon Cement
2012
3.04 | 5 ratings
March of the Slunks
2012
3.00 | 8 ratings
Racks
2012
3.00 | 5 ratings
The Silent Picture Book
2012
3.43 | 18 ratings
Electric Sea
2012
2.92 | 5 ratings
The Shores of Molokai
2012
1.13 | 4 ratings
Pearsons Square
2013
4.58 | 5 ratings
Slug Cartilage
2013
3.04 | 5 ratings
The Pit
2013
2.08 | 5 ratings
Thank you Ohlinger's
2013
2.13 | 5 ratings
Worms for the Garden
2013
1.96 | 4 ratings
Pancake Heater
2013
2.92 | 5 ratings
Twisterlend
2013
1.29 | 5 ratings
Rise of the Blue Lotus
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Hollowed Out
2013
3.04 | 5 ratings
It Smells Like Frogs
2013
2.50 | 4 ratings
Coat of Charms
2013
3.78 | 4 ratings
Pike 14
2013
3.79 | 5 ratings
Pumpkin
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Feathers
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Splatters
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Mannequin Cemetery
2013
3.83 | 5 ratings
Halls Of Dimension
2013
3.78 | 4 ratings
Spiral Trackway (Pike 21)
2013
3.04 | 4 ratings
Forgotten Library
2013
2.91 | 3 ratings
Pike 16 - The Boiling Pond
2013
3.05 | 3 ratings
Pike 23 - Telescape
2013
3.86 | 3 ratings
Pike 34 - Pikes
2013
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 40 - Coat Of Arms
2013
1.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 41 - Wishes
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Sphere Facade (Pike 22)
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Thaw (Pike 20)
2013
2.04 | 4 ratings
Pike 18
2013
2.96 | 4 ratings
Pike 15
2013
4.03 | 6 ratings
Pike 13
2013
2.09 | 4 ratings
The Spirit Winds
2013
4.60 | 6 ratings
Teeter Slaughter
2013
3.83 | 4 ratings
Night Gallery
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
Pike 92 - The Splatterhorn
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
Pike 94 - Magic Lantern
2014
2.88 | 5 ratings
Outpost
2014
1.14 | 3 ratings
Celery
2014
2.91 | 4 ratings
Snow Slug
2014
2.00 | 4 ratings
Leave The Light On
2014
4.78 | 4 ratings
Pike 75 - Twilight Constrictor
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 76
2014
2.91 | 3 ratings
Pike 77 - Bumbyride Dreamlands
2014
4.77 | 3 ratings
Pike 81 - Carnival Of Cartilage
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
Pike 82 - Calamity Cabin
2014
2.91 | 3 ratings
Pike 83 - Dreamless Slumber
2014
2.95 | 3 ratings
Pike 84 - Whirlpool
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 85 - Walk In Loset
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 86 - Our Selves
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
PIKE 87 - INTERSTELLAR SLUNK
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
PIKE 88 - RED PEPPER RESTAURANT
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
Pike 91
2014
3.86 | 2 ratings
Pike 98 - Pilot
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 99 - Polar Trench
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 100 - The Mighty Microscope
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 101 - In The Hollow Hills
2014
3.70 | 4 ratings
Outlined For Citacis
2014
3.00 | 3 ratings
Cycle
2014
2.91 | 3 ratings
City Of Ferris Wheels
2014
2.21 | 5 ratings
Claymation Courtyard
2014
2.86 | 3 ratings
Hide In The Pickling Jar
2014
3.71 | 5 ratings
The Miskatonic Scale
2014
2.00 | 4 ratings
Pike 73 - Final Blend Of The Labyrinth
2014
2.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 72 - Closed Attractions
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
Pike 74 - Infinity Hill
2014
2.91 | 3 ratings
Propellar
2014
3.77 | 3 ratings
Assignment 033-03
2014
2.00 | 2 ratings
42
2014
2.96 | 5 ratings
Citacis
2014
3.05 | 5 ratings
Listen For The Whisper
2014
2.91 | 4 ratings
The Time Travelers Dream
2014
1.30 | 4 ratings
Pitch Dark
2014
3.17 | 4 ratings
The Frankensteins Monsters Blinds
2014
3.96 | 7 ratings
Passageways
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
Pike 69
2014
3.00 | 3 ratings
The Mighty Microscope
2014
1.23 | 3 ratings
Pike 78
2014
1.67 | 8 ratings
Rainy Days
2014
2.05 | 3 ratings
The Coats of Claude
2014
3.87 | 4 ratings
Roller Coaster Track Repair
2014
3.79 | 5 ratings
Triple Stamp a Double Stamp
2014
2.67 | 3 ratings
Wishes
2014
3.51 | 9 ratings
Hold Me Forever In Memory of My Mom Nancy York Carroll
2014
2.91 | 3 ratings
Grand Gallery
2014
3.04 | 4 ratings
Coaster Coat
2014
3.82 | 3 ratings
Geppetos Trunk
2014
3.82 | 3 ratings
Abandoned Slaughterhouse
2014
3.78 | 4 ratings
Ydrapoej
2014
3.08 | 6 ratings
Monument Valley
2014
3.77 | 3 ratings
Cutout Animatronic
2014
2.00 | 2 ratings
The Boiling Pond
2014
4.58 | 5 ratings
Factory
2014
1.33 | 5 ratings
Footsteps
2014
2.95 | 3 ratings
43
2014
3.90 | 2 ratings
Yarn
2014
2.96 | 4 ratings
Backwards Chimney
2014
2.22 | 4 ratings
Northern Lights
2014
2.90 | 2 ratings
Aquarium
2014
2.90 | 2 ratings
Last Call for the E.P. Ripley
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Nautical Nightmares
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Blank Bot
2015
1.00 | 2 ratings
Scream Sundae
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Kareem's Footprint
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Carrotcature
2015
2.05 | 2 ratings
Popcorn Shells
2015
2.96 | 4 ratings
Invisable Forest
2015
2.05 | 2 ratings
Chickencoopscope
2015
3.16 | 6 ratings
Heaven is your Home (For my Father, Thomas Manley Carroll)
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Fog Gardens
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Carnival Cutouts
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Whisper Track
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
The Cellar Yawns
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Ancient Lens
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Herbie Climbs a Tree
2015
1.00 | 2 ratings
Upside Down Skyway
2015
4.23 | 3 ratings
Twisted Branches
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
Half Circle Bridge
2015
2.05 | 3 ratings
Land of Miniatures
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
Bats in the Lite Brite
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Four Forms
2015
2.95 | 3 ratings
Blue Tide
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Ghoul
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
Orange Tree
2015
1.10 | 2 ratings
Region
2015
3.05 | 3 ratings
Shapeless
2015
4.00 | 2 ratings
Ognarader
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
The Windowsill
2015
1.42 | 5 ratings
Washed Away
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
A Ghost Took My Homework
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
Crest of the Hill
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
The Blob
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Last House on Slunk Street
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Quilted
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Visitor From The Mirror
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
30 Days Til Halloween: Swollen Glasses
2015
3.82 | 3 ratings
29 Days Til Halloween: Blurmwood
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
28 Days Til Halloween: The Insides of the Outsides
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
27 Days Til Halloween: Cavern Guide
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
26 Days Til Halloween: Bogwitch
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
25 Days Til Halloween: Window Fragment
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
24 Days Til Halloween: Screaming Scalp
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
23 Days Til Halloween: Wax
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
22 Days Til Halloween: I Got This Costume From The Sears Catalog
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
21 Days Til Halloween: Cement Decay
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
20 Days Til Halloween: Forgotten Experiment
2015
3.90 | 2 ratings
19 Days Til Halloween: Light in Window
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
18 Days Til Halloween: Blue Squared
2015
1.00 | 2 ratings
17 Days Til Halloween: 1079
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
16 Days Til Halloween: Cellar
2015
2.00 | 2 ratings
15 Days Til Halloween: Grotesques
2015
3.00 | 2 ratings
14 Days Til Halloween: Voice From The Dead Forest
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
13 Days Til Halloween: Maple Syrup
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
12 Days Til Halloween: Face Sling Shot
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
11 Days Til Halloween: Reflection
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
10 Days Til Halloween: Residue
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
9 Days Til Halloween: Eye on Spiral
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
8 Days Til Halloween: Flare Up
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
7 Days Til Halloween: Cavernous
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
6 Days Til Halloween: Underlair
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
5 Days Til Halloween: Scrapbook Front
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
4 Days Til Halloween: Silent Photo
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
3 Days Til Halloween: Crow Hedge
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
2 Days Til Halloween: Cold Frost
2015
3.86 | 3 ratings
Happy Halloween: Silver Shamrock
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
365 Days Til Halloween: Smash
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
The Wishing Brook
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Rooms of Illusions
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Sunken Parlor
2015
2.14 | 3 ratings
Screen Door
2015
2.95 | 3 ratings
Hornet
2015
1.00 | 2 ratings
Crumple
2015
1.00 | 2 ratings
Trace Candle
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Teflecter
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Wheels of Ferris
2015
3.31 | 4 ratings
Pike Doors
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
Old Toys
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Rain Drops on Christmas
2015
2.17 | 5 ratings
Sideway Streets
2015
3.83 | 5 ratings
Herbie Theatre
2015
2.95 | 3 ratings
Wall to Wall Cobwebs
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Squid Ink Lodge
2015
2.14 | 3 ratings
The Moltrail
2015
2.96 | 4 ratings
Forest of Bamboo
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Weird Glows Gleam
2015
2.78 | 4 ratings
Collect Itself
2015
1.42 | 5 ratings
The Left Panel
2015
2.91 | 3 ratings
Night Of The Snowmole
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Glow In The Dark
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Infinity Of The Spheres
2015
3.15 | 8 ratings
Project Little Man
2015
3.70 | 4 ratings
Marble Monsters
2015
2.78 | 4 ratings
Vacuum
2015
2.15 | 7 ratings
Along the River Bank
2015
2.00 | 5 ratings
Tourist
2015
1.95 | 3 ratings
Creaky Doors and Creaky Floors
2015
2.05 | 3 ratings
Elevator
2015
2.83 | 4 ratings
Louzenger
2015
2.08 | 5 ratings
Shaded Ray
2015
2.87 | 9 ratings
The Other Side of the Dark
2015
2.83 | 4 ratings
Scroll of Vegetable
2015
2.82 | 3 ratings
Firebolt
2015
2.09 | 3 ratings
Solar Sailcraft
2015
1.96 | 4 ratings
Hideous Phantasm
2015
2.82 | 3 ratings
Giant Claw
2015
1.91 | 3 ratings
Observation
2015
1.91 | 3 ratings
Hats and Glasses
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Tucked Into Dreams
2015
1.26 | 4 ratings
Forever Lake
2015
3.04 | 4 ratings
Down in the Bayou Part Two
2015
3.91 | 4 ratings
Down the Bayou Part One
2015
1.96 | 4 ratings
Chamber of Drawers
2015
3.60 | 6 ratings
Rotten Candy Cane
2015
2.04 | 5 ratings
Paint to the Tile
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Embroidery
2015
3.73 | 3 ratings
Digging Under the Basement
2015
2.82 | 3 ratings
Haunted Roller Coaster Chair
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 240 - Chart
2016
3.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 237 - The Five Blocks
2016
3.90 | 2 ratings
Pike 238 - Attic Garden
2016
2.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 239 - The Mermaid Stairwell
2016
3.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 241 - Sparks In The Dark
2016
3.09 | 3 ratings
Pike 242 - Hamdens Hollow
2016
4.00 | 3 ratings
Pike 243 - Santa's Toy Workshop
2016
1.14 | 3 ratings
Pike 235 - Oneiric Pool
2016
2.90 | 2 ratings
Pike 236 - Castle On Slunk Hill
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Mirror Realms
2016
1.00 | 2 ratings
Cove Cloud
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Out of the Attic
2016
1.00 | 2 ratings
Dragging the Fence
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Buildor
2016
1.05 | 2 ratings
Florrmat
2016
2.00 | 4 ratings
Happy Birthday MJ 23
2016
2.14 | 3 ratings
Arcade Of The Deserted
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
The Creaking Stairs
2016
2.90 | 2 ratings
Cabs
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Rooftop
2016
2.13 | 4 ratings
Drift
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Lightboard
2016
2.05 | 2 ratings
22222222
2016
3.05 | 3 ratings
Coupon
2016
3.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 244 - Out Orbit
2017
1.18 | 3 ratings
Pike 245 - Space Viking
2017
2.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 246 - Nettle
2017
3.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 247 - Rivers In The Seas
2017
2.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 248 - Adrift In Sleepwakefulness
2017
2.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 249 - The Moss Lands
2017
2.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 250 - 250
2017
3.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 251 - Waterfall Cove
2017
2.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 252 - Bozo In The Labyrinth
2017
3.00 | 1 ratings
Pik3 253 - Coop Erstown
2017
3.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 254 - Woven Twigs
2017
4.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 255 - Abominable Snow Scalp
2017
3.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 256 - Meteor Firefly Net
2017
2.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 257 - Blank Slate
2017

BUCKETHEAD Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

BUCKETHEAD Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Young Buckethead - Volume One
2006
0.00 | 0 ratings
Young Buckethead - Volume Two
2006
2.00 | 1 ratings
Secret Recipe
2006

BUCKETHEAD Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

BUCKETHEAD Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 2 ratings
KFC Skin Piles
2001
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Rising Sun
2011

BUCKETHEAD Reviews


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 Bermuda Triangle by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2002
3.68 | 9 ratings

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Bermuda Triangle
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

4 stars The year 2002 was the beginning of the prolific years for BUCKETHEAD as it was the first time he released more than one solo album within a 365 day period and after dipping his toes in the fertile ground of metal meets electronica cross-pollination in the 90s he finally went full force with 'Funnel Weaver' which included metal guitar riffs and licks mixed with drum sample loops, sound effects and electronic accoutrements. On BERMUDA TRIANGLE he takes those ideas and evolves them from the initial stages that made 'Funnel Weaver' sound like a rough draft for something greater. Add the turntable and hip hop extraordinaire Extrakd to the mix and you have a recipe for one of the coolest avant-electronica tinged metal, rock and folk this side of that scary sector of the Caribbean where planes and ships have been vanishing from the face of the Earth for eons.

BERMUDA TRIANGLE indeed has a theme going on, well at least as far as the titles are concerned which all correspond to the sea, sailors and all things associated with the mysterious sector of the inner Atlantic Ocean. Everything about BERMUDA TRIANGLE is a major step up from 'Funnel Weaver.' The tracks are more developed even though not necessarily longer however a couple do top the four minute mark. Also they are more diverse in style, mood and dynamics with lots of genres being jostled around like an empty bottle of rum on the poop deck as some like 'Flight' are raucous filthy metal guitar riffs with hyperbolic drum tempos while others such as 'Seas Of Expanding Shapes' consist of acoustic guitar chords strumming along with twitchy glitchy electro-beats bobbing up and down like a buoy in a stormy night. Also included are wildly freaky electronic effect tracks such as 'The Triangle Part 1: Extrakd' which utilize all kinds of tricks and trinkets for bizarro mondo electro-dynamics.

What's also cool about this one is that the music consists of a diverse sonic palette as well lots of vocal samples. Out of the 19 tracks you will here metal, blues, rock, funk, folk and healthy doses of avant-garde. The creativity is off the charts on this one and despite this being highly experimental in nature has the right kind of hooks to sink in deep from the first listen. Oh, and the production is top notch as well! BERMUDA TRIANGLE remains one of my favorite early BUCKETHEAD albums since it is consistent, varied and really takes the listener on an uncharted journey. The electronic parts are just as clever as the compositions and skillfully utilized that everything seems to fall into place. With few stumbling blocks i find this to be a highly satisfying release that shows BH at his peak in the electro- fusion world. Many of my favorite early albums are when he collaborates since he tends to hook up some of the most fertile musical minds in the biz. BERMUDA TRIANGLE has it all. Plenty of mysterious, awe-inspiring freaky types of tracks and nice subdued somewhat 'normal' types to pacify the listener's jittery nerves. This one makes me want to book a cruise from Miami to Bermuda and watch episodes of Gilligan's Island today!

4.5 rounded down

 Funnel Weaver by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2002
3.11 | 8 ratings

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Funnel Weaver
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

3 stars Long, long ago before the infinite series of PIKEs became the new reality for BUCKETHEAD, there was a time when the chicken lover released only one album per year. However that trend did not begin with the PIKE series. Oh no. It started back in 2002 when a whopping four albums were released and BUCKETHEAD's 7th album "FUNNEL WEAVER" was the first of the year which would spark a trend that would never let up and in fact only exponentially increase as time elapsed. To be fair BH was involved in many side projects and with other bands like Praxis, so to say he was merely sitting on a nest hatching his own eggs would be erroneous.

Right from the beginning it was apparent that BH had a love for DJ electronica as much as his passion for classic metal riffing and although the electronica had always been a part of the music, on "FUNNEL WEAVER" it becomes a key element of the it. This album is very strange in that it consists of an hour long play list of 49 tracks with each hovering around one to two minutes in length and the longest only a mere 2 min 54 sec. Despite the number of short tracks, they all share the same theme. These instrumental tracks are mostly based on heavy metal guitar riffs, licks and occasional solos revolving around electronic samples and drum machine loops with a few vocal samples dispersed randomly throughout.

Some of these are pretty cool with clever riffs spliced up with house beats and bizarre samplings of sound effects but i have to say that 60 minutes of it gets a little tiresome. On the plus side is that no track outstays its welcome since its a constant parade of guitars and electronic beats mixing it up. Overall this one presents lots of interesting ideas but in the end it all feels a little hollow like these are all demos for developing other tracks that never went anywhere. Not one i listen to often but occasionally break it out just because it takes me to a strange musical world that only BH could have come up with.

 KFC Skin Piles by BUCKETHEAD album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2001
3.00 | 2 ratings

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KFC Skin Piles
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

3 stars "KFC SKIN PILES" is basically a collaborative effort of BUCKETHEAD with Extrakd and Bryan Mantia that focuses on DJ turntables mixed with experimental guitar and lots of movie samples with "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" getting the lion's share of attention. While the music ranges from funk and rock to even Disneyland themes ("Pirate's Life For Me"), this short EP is designed to be broken out for dance raves and housequake party action. Samples from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" can also be heard.

While this isn't my favorite type of album, it's perfectly suited for what it's intended for. Yeah, it's a tad repetitive but once you're all lubricated at a social event and ready dance on the tables, who gives a flying [%*!#]. Danceability aside, this EP is ok but even within the dance genres that are numerous there exist better albums to crank out since there's too much diologue that breaks the flow and the virtuoso guitar assaults come from left field and distract from the intended mission. Think of this more as an experimental dance party and you're on to something. Intriguing in an experimental industrial way but not totally satisfying either.

 Pike 257 - Blank Slate by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
2.00 | 1 ratings

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Pike 257 - Blank Slate
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

— First review of this album —
2 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 257 - Blank Slate / 14th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 6 tracks / Clocks in at 30minutes 19seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead

"Blank Slate" (5:54) starts with a cheery anthemic guitar lick and a beefy bass and drumbeat and then ups the ante with some serious distortion and alternative metal riffage. The main gist is the less distorted intro lick inserts itself into the more distorted grungefest from time to time and the two styles switch off. After a while it picks up speed a little more and has a bridge type of change-it-up. Not a bad track. Has some good songwriting on this one

"Opened To The Air" (6:57) begins with a cleaner more subdued guitar and subtle cymbal action. It stays warm and cozy for a while as a melody takes its time to slowly unfold. After a long two minutes of warming up the drums get a little excited but then NOTHING! Well nothing new that is. It reverts back to cute and cuddly lullaby time again. Was hoping for some dynamics shifting around but this one stays in the clouds with no earth, wind or fire to be found. Well some electric guitar work does finally make an appearance at the end but too little too late and this one is waaaay too long

"Wind Of Hollow" (3:30) begins suspiciously close to the last track only this one is more ethereal with ambient swirls of sound swishing around in the background. The tempo is slightly more upbeat but still in the land of lollygagging. Still though, the atmosphere is more Floydian and therefore a space rock vibe complete with Waters and Gilmour guitar worship in action. Tempo remains fairly mid-paced at the peak of things

"Task In Trunk" (3:30) is another on clean guitar and slo-mo mode. Drums seem a little too strong for the light and fluffy stringed instruments. Melody seems to be canned as it sounds like a gazillion other tracks in the PIKE series. Meh

"Solar Staple" (7:31) offers a much needed uptempo step up from the dreamy filling of this PIKE. It begins with a feisty drumbeat and bass accompanied by a jittery guitar riff and then some power chords kick in. It continues a receptive chord sequence that eventually allows the lead guitar to take the stage to solo around. Another predictable and overdone style of PIKE track at this point. Meh

"Lockun" (2:57) totally goes against the grain and cranks out some ferocious thrash metal with staccato chord and blistering blitzkrieg riffs that remind me of classic Pantera before turning into a spidery guitar lick that slips in between thrashy riff sections. While not the most brilliant track of BH's career, this IS the best track on this PIKE but too little, too late to save this PIKE from being a cold turkey. At least there's one track that i truly love and this is it!

This PIKE is totally pleasant but unthrilling suitable for background music but pretty ho hum and uninspiring. Nothing original, just recycled PIKE ideas that weren't really needed to be repeated

 Pike 256 - Meteor Firefly Net by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.00 | 1 ratings

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Pike 256 - Meteor Firefly Net
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

— First review of this album —
3 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 256 - Meteor Firefly Net / 13th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 4 tracks / Clocks in at 29minutes 42seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead

"Image From The Void" (5:53) enter the slow and echoey guitar with a slight distortion and joining it is a bass and drum that weaves a melody and steady rhythm that maintains a somewhat slow pace as a lead guitar embellishes the melody even more. After a slight slow breakdown the melody picks up steam and the distorted chords hold for a while as the other instruments take a break. Nice guitar work but predictable chord progressions and nothing remotely surprising. Nice track but nothing outstandingly interesting either "Mountainous Mine" (7:08) begins slow and sweet with twangy clean guitar, intermittent bass and cymbals with an ambient backdrop but then abruptly changes into a mid tempo rocker with somewhat of a swinging sensation as the power riffs rock and roll. The track has all the traditional song fixings as it has somewhat of a chorus / verse / bridge type of construction although the main emphasis is on the melody and the guitar licks, fills and solos that embellish it. Ultimately it ends up wearing out its welcome despite an ok way of kicking things off

"Meteor Firefly Net" (9:56) also begins with a slow and almost folky type of clean guitar with an ambient backdrop albeit the bass and drum slowly ooze in early on. The guitar then breaks into some sort of rockabilly type riff before erupting into metal riffs and screeching solos. The chord progressions make interesting melodic build ups that change keys and time sigs occasionally as well. Everything builds to a frenetic crescendo and then suddenly changes back to the soft and serene elevator folk that began the track but of course, this is a BH PIKE and not for long. It erupts full fire into blistering metal riffs and guitar wankery once again but then has some progressive changes where it keeps the monotony at bay and the interesting mood enhancing elements fresh and exciting. Once again the fury is extinguished by placid dreamy clean guitar interludes with floating ambience before inevitably, you guessed it! Back into the moshpit where dragons bang their heads in the dead of night. This title track is by far the most sophisticated on the PIKE and despite having an oft dreaded lengthy time length has more than enough oomph to keep this one on full attention alert throughout its entirety. Excellent track!!!

"Nail Bridge" (6:45) starts with an unusual heavy riff that sounds like a progressive metal version of a cartoon theme song and then alternates the heavy riffs with higher register licks. After a bit of energy is expended it slows down and does a little melodic dance with clean guitar, bass and less frenetic drums. Of course nothing lasts long in BHland so as you probably guessed, IT GETS LOUD AGAIN!!! This one is pretty cool and it's all because of the strange exotic musical scale that is utilized to give a rather bizarre feel to the whole thing. Another winner!

This one is a mixed bag. I find the first two tracks rather mediocre but not horrible either. The last two tracks are quite creative and deliver a musical punch. Very nice indeed and a rare glimpse into BH's ability to deliver pleasing melodies with unorthodox creativity turned up to the max. I wish the whole PIKE was like these two finales. Since together they constitute almost 2/3 of the PIKE i'll give this one a 3 but it would be higher if the first two excited me in any way

 Pike 255 - Abominable Snow Scalp by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.05 | 2 ratings

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Pike 255 - Abominable Snow Scalp
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

4 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 255 - Abominable Snow Scalp / 12th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 7 tracks / Clocks in at 29minutes 20seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead

"Abominable Snow Scalp" (4:10) begins with a heavy metal epic riff sounding like something from the 80s with a similar type of melodic march incorporating crunchy chops with solos and fills. Very decent but would sound better with vocals as it seems like the missing dimension. Near the two minute mark it slows down with some nice arpeggiated guitar work and then picks up steam again with some ruff-and-tumble riffage. Very traditional metal sounding here

"Floorascents" (3:02) after a huge pause between tracks, this one finally jumps in with a similar 80s style classic metal sound complete with the melodic crunch of the riffs and nice fret work that has a rather epic style of flavor. It also has a rather 70s hard rock with bluesy touches as well that is amplified by a bluesy solo

"Headless Reflection" (6:32) begins with a rather Hendrix inspired sound effect but quickly jumps into heavy metal riffs with some jittery Van Halen type runs all peppered with quirky BH styled solo runs. This one has some nice changes and makes a nice mix of classic 80s metal with 90s industrial and alternative type styles

"Pluriverse" (3:22) is mellower than previous track with an anthemesque type melodic development and then changes it up between softer and harder passages. Another nice track that focuses on the melody instead of acrobatics

"Crator Ridge" (5:29) is a harder and heavier 90s grungy sounding alternative metal track with some more focus on classic 80s metal melody. It has a nice run of lead guitar. Towards the middle a nice slide and slower passage that really adds some variety to the track. The chord progression is slightly progressive and sounds a bit jazzy at times. One of my favorite tracks

"Door Along the Wall" (1:58) is a short little heavy metal rocker that has nice riffs but ultimately comes off as unnecessary filler

"Pincushion" (4:47) is even more upbeat with heavy riffs and sizzling solos and keeps up a frenetic pace with hyperactive riffs throughout its entirety. Nice melodic delivery and changing of riffs, licks and solos. Very well done

This is a well done PIKE that shows BUCKETHEAD's mastery of traditional metal styles and focus on the melodic aspects of music with nice counterpoints to keep it interesting. While many of his PIKEs are rather by-the-numbers or extremely experimental this one shows how well he can pull out the classic tricks as well. I'm loving this one and one of my faves of 2017

 Pike 254 - Woven Twigs by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.00 | 1 ratings

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Pike 254 - Woven Twigs
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

— First review of this album —
3 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 254 - Woven Twigs / 11th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 9 tracks all titled "Twigs" / Clocks in at 30minutes 02seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead

"Twig 1 (3:10) begins with a quickened brooding bass line with a guitar creating textures above it while a drum slowly joins in and then the guitar becomes heavy metal riffage before breaking into a sizzling solo and alternates between creative riffs and solos. The guitar parts are quite interesting as it changes up the general melodic patterns with different time signatures, tempos and patterns. The weak part is that the drums sound canned from a machine. As it goes on funk guitar enters the picture as do those clean echoey arpeggiated fills against a silent backdrop. Towards the end classical guitar even enters the soundscape

"Twig 2 (3:30) as with many of these PIKEs that use a single title for all the tracks, these run together imperceptibly and could qualify as one continuous album run. "Twig 2" simply continues the change-it-up approach as this one enters funk territory, blues licks and heavy metal riffs with hyperactive solos. As time elapses, the styles change up more often and sometimes metal riffs are accompanied by clean funk guitar or squealing solos

"Twig 3" (2:54) although imperceptible as a new track does begin with a heavier riff and then starts changing around with clean sections alternating with heavier ones. The usual suspects as heard previously only mixed up in different orders and new creative touches with soloing and time frenzied tempos

"Twig 4" (2:13) likewise bursts back into metal riffs with some clean guitar licks filling in the cracks. This one is short but has some amazing guitar workouts with speed-of-light solos accompanying jazz guitar chords and tripped out licks that come and go

"Twig 5" (2:48) also changes the previous track into a heavy monstrous crusher of metal and then floats on with a rather ordinary riff but abruptly turns to funk with some grungy slide guitar behind it. Of course nothing plays out too long anymore so after a few measures it's time for some slower doomy type of metal only with some frenetic solos along for the ride and then time for some clean freaky echoey guitars again and so on and so forth

"Twig 6" (3:24) continues the tradition of beginning the track with a return to metal riffs but soon becomes rather progressive with all kinds of guitar antics whizzing around like a decapitated beast in the throes of battle. It continues with funk, blues, metal and slinks around like a caffeinated cobra in a tent filled with vermin

"Twig 7" (3:23) continues as slow creepy echo guitar with some pick slides for extra tension. It picks up steam but remains dark and mysterious until it erupts into metal riffs with some funk chords thrown in and then solo time! Towards the end the different guitar styles play together and then plays chameleon again often

"Twig 8" (4:19) continues as a heavy stomping riff monster with the same cheesy drums but then turns into a solo and then changes into the echo guitar thing and then changes again and again and again! This one is nice as it changes the melodies, the tempos, dynamics and everything

"Twig 9" (4:21) continues as a heavy metal rocker with those same cheese drums and i think you can safely assume by now that things change it up and often! And you would be correct to do so and this last segment of the "Twig" tales predictable follows the unpredictable with all the usual suspects juxtaposed into twisted tales of sonicity.

This is the type of album i love most by BH as he displays his guitar playing skills and why he is in the top of his game however this one has particularly annoying drum machine percussion that really needed some attention paid to the dynamics and playing for that matter since the guitar parts are well executed as is the bass with some creative tricks oozing out as well. My favorite type of BH style PIKE but not balanced enough to get the highest honors

3.5 rounded down

 Pik3 253 - Coop Erstown by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.00 | 1 ratings

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Pik3 253 - Coop Erstown
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

— First review of this album —
3 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 253 - Coop Erstown / 10th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 5 tracks / Clocks in at 29minutes 44seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead

"Coop Erstown" (7:24) starts immediately with a frantic distorted guitar and a fast pace that feels a bit jittery and takes no time to erupt into a frenetic guitar solo that is sorta bluesy but also a little off kilter. After a bit more metal riffage also lollygagging through the land of distortion, it takes a turn into slightly off time sigs and more wild solos. Everything seems a bit off with this one but that's what gives it a unique personality as the style itself is fairly typical for BH and these offnesses are what keep it interesting for me

"Tinkertrack" (6:32) begins hard and heavy with crunchy metal riffage and a hella beefy bass. The riffs turn into a solo and alternates the two styles. The solos are very melodic and less jittery than the previous track but it does manage to create some off-kilter time sigs and slight dissonance at time. This is a frenetic track with craploads of energy being expended. The way this one is constructed is also of interest as it is slightly off in many ways but still highly accessible. Another interesting track for BH who keeps the bluesy alternative feel fresh all the way thru

"Quadruple Chicken Barn" (4:27) breaks out da funk, mon! Heavy bass but clean guitar that worships George Clinton but ratchets up the technical wizardry to BH levels. Tasty funky groove augmented with clever solos makes this a fun little number with a chicken stuttin' feel like none other

"Clay Hen" (3:42) takes things back into heavy metal territory with heavy crunchy riffs and alternates with more treble oriented licks and solos. Somewhat progressive chord progressions make this a little more interesting than other PIKEs that utilize this same type of style

"Rooms of Brooms" (7:40) slows things down a lot and delivers an echoey clean guitar effect with some sort of melody that reminds me of Christmas songs :/ Well, only a little. It remains clean with a bass and slow drumbeat and continues to repeat the melodic development that remains calm and placid for the most part but at the end is joined by a ever quickening guitar solo that provides the only break from the monotonous chord progressions. This one is fairly unexciting

Not a bad PIKE except for the last track but it's also not a blow-yer-socks-off one either. It's a pleasant enough listen but hardly the best eggs in the chicken coop

 Pike 252 - Bozo In The Labyrinth by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
2.00 | 1 ratings

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Pike 252 - Bozo In The Labyrinth
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

— First review of this album —
2 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 252 - Bozo In The Labyrinth / 9th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 6 tracks / Clocks in at 30minutes 27seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead

'Mirrors Of The Sleeping Mind' (7:36) takes off in Rancho Relaxo with light fluffy guitars, subordinate bass and dreamy drum patterns that float by like Easter chicks in an Easter basket down a serene brook in a pastural setting. A melody has been initiated in slo-mo and takes it's sweet time to develop but an ambient background wahs its way into the picture. The tempo picks up with that notorious echo guitar effect and then. After a while. A solo erupts around the same melody that had been established from the beginning. It gets more energetic and builds steam but the chord sequence stagnates and remains the same progression in a looped effect. It continues as such with bluesy solo intact. I await some sort of break from the predictability but pulling hard on the nigh rein only prolongs the misery. Meh

'Cliff Faces' (4:39) begins a tad more energetic with grungy distorted guitars and bass and drums in energetic mode from the get go but has some interesting breaks with slide guitars and staccato action. Echo guitars become more pronounced further on but ultimately this is another track that has a predictable repetitive style of riffing in alternative metal mode with some solos and a few surprises. Meh as well

'Flooded Ballroom' (7:00) is even more grungy and sounds like a Soundgarden track at first but then bursts into a true BH riff shredder. The distortion is extra thick at least for the riffs but the breaks are cleaner. The riffs sound very 70s hard rock in style with a 90s veneer to the distortion. Solos are also very 70s bluesy hard rock in style but overall this is a decent but average BH track that doesn't need to go on as long as it does

'Branch' (2:25) begins soft and sensual with clean guitars but when the drums come in they're particularly aggressive in comparison. The guitar turns to that clucking style as ambient swirls float in the background. Bass is quite subdued but there.

'The Chambers' (4:06) sounds like a 70s Van Halen inspired grungy guitar riff monster but rather weak in comparison to the greats of that era and for BH who has done this style many times at this point. Sounds a little flabby like it needs to go on a diet in order to have a little more stamina. Just an average track and fairly unremarkable

'Bozo In The Labyrinth' (4:41) erupts in a super heavy metal riff with bizarre monster noises in the background and then starts changing up the riffs a bit while remaining fast and heavy but just when you think it's gonna get even heavier it suddenly morphs into an acoustic almost flamenco type of feel but then jumps into progressive tech extreme metal and then back to the gypsy flavored acoustic style and even after a huge pause stays in that style until it's time for metal again! Heavy riffs with irregular time sigs and monstrous sprawls of riffage finally give way to an alien sounding guitar solo but then suddenly jumps back into acoustic wonderland. This is by far the best track on this PIKE. After mediocre tracks, this one saves the day and is interesting and exhilarating and even includes all the styles of the tracks before and delivers them with gusto. Great track but too late to save the album from an overall ho hum feel

 Pike 251 - Waterfall Cove by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.00 | 1 ratings

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Pike 251 - Waterfall Cove
Buckethead Prog Related

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

— First review of this album —
3 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 251 - Waterfall Cove / 8th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 4 tracks / Clocks in at 28minutes 50seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead

"Waterfall Cove" (7:41) begins soft and dreamy. Clean guitar, slow and sensual bass. Cymbal action. Then it picks up with heavier drums but still slow and serene like a summer breeze in the Bahamas. It slowly and steadily picks up steam and somewhere over the TWO minute mark adds some more energetic passages as it quickly goes back to soft and serene and then finds enough confidence to pick up the steam a bit. While these sorts of BH tracks are very hit and miss, this one has a decent ambience and overall mood setting to it. Not his peak but still quite pleasant. The guitar has a particularly pleasant tone to its twanging about

"Whispers Way" (11:22) begins slow and easy with breezy ambience and clean guitars and light drumming action. It continues the basic melody with a slow and steady delivery and has tinny guitar solos, bass and drums follow a predictable path down the mellow zone. Yeah, this is similar to countless PIKES before but there's something about the newer technology of production, the slightly tweaked ways of playing (yeah, i'm paying attention) and the attention to percussion not being a lazy follow that works for me. While this doesn't blow me away, it doesn't blow me off either however it does drag on for too long and hasn't enough ideas for totally excitement. It does pick up a bit towards the end with lead guitar albeit in bluesy mode but pleasant enough to prevent suicides

"The Barren Plains" (2:47) starts out with extra echoey clean guitars and creates a guitar melody in clean mode and adds bass and drums. Nice ambience. BH has gotten the overall effect thing down for sure but compositionwise this is pretty standard stuff at this point. If you can't get enough of this, you'll love it but for me. Yawn

"9001" (7:00) seems to take off where the last track left off. It is a clean guitar with bass and light drums but then suddenly after a but totally metamorphoses into a grungy heavily distorted guitar sound that makes me wanna jump in the mosh pit but then just as i've acclimated gets cold feet and becomes clean and echoey again in the most mellow of ways. Oh wait! More moshing to be done! Just as i've acclimated to clean, it rocks again but then simmers down to semi-rock and then grungy rock with a cool sustain on the grunge and then back to clean. Not a bad track actually

This one is somewhat derivative of many of the PIKES of the past but somehow stands out a wee bit more. Yeah a WEEEEE bit more. It's not gonna exactly usurp any of my favorite PIKES for sure but at least has a nice delivery system of previously presented ideas which makes it OK but not outstanding. So a good album it is without being OMG great

Thanks to epignosis for the artist addition.

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