'Ron Jarzombek - PHHHP! Plus'
Review by Scott Andrews, Eclectic Earwig Reviews
Jarzombek is heavily influenced by musical film scores, and often tells a story with his instrumental metal. As with Ink, each song has a specific inspiration or storyline, which is detailed in the liner notes. He also has a wacky sense of humor. Both are featured in the ten minute opus "Ants on My Windshield," which tells the story of a guy returning from a date who is eaten alive by the colony of ants living on the roof of his car. The music is so descriptive that you can feel the ants crawling over his skin in the winding shrill melodies.
It is rare in rock and metal that a musician excels at both playing and songwriting. Jarzombek's vision as a composer is brilliant, and he has the very impressive chops required to communicate his writing vision. If you like instrumental guitar with high doses of clever composition and humor, go straight to the master, Ron Jarzombek.
Scott Andrews, Eclectic Earwig Reviews