Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

These are the pictures are found on the net (
It's a unique and a weird way to wish "merry christmas" by D'Addario strings. I'm quite surprised to see this. I'm pretty sure you are surprised too. Hahah :)

Anyways, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the "Top Axes". Enjoy your holiday and have a blessed christmas !

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Black Dahlia Murder "Miasma" album review

I bought this album few months ago and I'm just gonna go through the overview about this album first. Miasma is the second album by American melodic death metal band, The Black Dahlia Murder. Miasma is the only album to feature drummer Zach Gibson, who replaced founding member and drummer, Cory Grady, due to personal issues. The album's title, Miasma, refers to noxious exhalations from putrescent organic matter; poisonous effluvia or germs polluting the atmosphere.

Basically, this album is great. The riffing and some of the soloing are great. This album will always be the favourites among the melodic death metal fans out there. One of my favourite track on this album is "A Vulgar Picture". The riffings in the song are just heavy and very catchy too. Trevor Strnad's vocals are superb. In conclusion, I really recommend you to get this album.

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "Built for Sin" 1:15
2. "I'm Charming" 2:54
3. "Flies" 3:26
4. "Statutory Ape" 3:42
5. "A Vulgar Picture" 3:37
6. "Novelty Crosses" 3:51
7. "Dave Goes to Hollywood" 3:59
8. "Miscarriage" 3:09
9. "Spite Suicide" 2:52
10. "Miasma" 4:41
Total length:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Joe Satriani's 14th Studio Album: "Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards"

I recently got this album at "Rock Corner". I expect it would be an awesome and it is. I personally dont really like the previous album which is the Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock. In this new album of Joe Satriani's, it features some differences compared to other Satriani's previous album. The songs are quite Satriani-ish but in this album he uses many different guitar effects. For example he uses wah pedal and octaver in the song titled "God Is Crying". It's quite unusual of Satriani doing that. The tracks I like the most in this album are "Wormhole Wizards" and "Wind In The Trees". The thing about "Wind In The Trees" is the whole rhythm guitar section is played using only natural harmonics which make this song is very unique. Basically, I like the whole album. Joe Satriani's albums are always worth a buy. Just get one and you'll know it !

1. "Premonition" 3:53
2. "Dream Song" 4:49
3. "Pyrrhic Victoria" 5:09
4. "Light Years Away" 6:11
5. "Solitude" 0:58
6. "Littleworth Lane" 3:46
7. "The Golden Room" 5:20
8. "Two Sides to Every Story" 4:10
9. "Wormhole Wizards" 6:27
10. "Wind in the Trees" 7:43
11. "God is Crying" 4:53
Total length:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tube Screamer Amplifier by Ibanez

As we all know, Ibanez TUBESCREAMER is one of the best overdrive pedals ever made. I believe we dont have to talk about the awesomeness of the pedal anymore. This time, Ibanez produced a new product based on the Tubescreamer. I present to you, the Ibanez TSA 15, Tubescreamer Amplifier. A tube guitar amplifier, TSA112C speaker cabinet is the matching cabinet for the TSA15H. TSA112C is equipped with CELESTION Seventy 80 speaker.

This amplifier can produce very nice sound. Even if it's on the clean channel or the dirty channel. Get yours now. :)

This is the spec for the TSA 15H

output = Pentode - 15W / Triode - 5W
tube =Pre Amp : 12AX7 x2:
Power Amp : 6V6GT x2
output =4Ωx1 , 8Ωx2 , 16Ωx2
size =368(W) x 172(H) x 200(D) mm
weight 7.6 kg

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sorry For The Absence

I am really sorry for my absence for the past few months. I'm really busy recently. I'll get back at you in a moment

Monday, July 5, 2010

ESP LTD Jeff Hanneman(Slayer) signature series. JH-200

I would be lying if I hate this guitar. This is an LTD guitar. I've played this guitar just for a few minutes and I would just say that it ''Slayed'' me. This guitar is Jeff Hanneman's signature series. It is the lowest line of his series.

However, it produce awesome sounds. It's a beast! It produces great heavy sounding and Slayer-ish sound. That characteristics just blew my ears off(in a good way). Other than that, the guitar does not use a normal floyd rose bridge. Instead it use Kahler tremolo bridge. This is the first time I use that kind of bridge. Surprisingly, it is waaaaayy better than those cheap-ass floyd rose. It stays in tune way better and great controls too!
This Kahler tremolo doesn't work like a usual tremolo. I takes time for me to get used to it. What I'm gonna say is, this guitar is a must for any Slayer fans to get their sound or it just suits heavy metal and thrash metal. Against all odds, this guitar has nice clean sound on the clean channel too!!

In conclusion, with a price tag of RM2999, it will make you think for quite a while. However, I think it is worth buying if you are searching for a great metal metal guitar. Here's the spec:

Bolt-On Construction
25.5” Scale
Basswood Body
Maple Neck
Rosewood Fingerboard
41mm Locking Nut
Extra Thin U Neck Contour
24 XJ Frets
Black Nickel Hardware
ESP Tuners
Kahler X-Trem Bridge
ESP LH-301 (B & N) p.u.
Finish: BLK, Digi-Camo Graphic

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sham Kamikaze's Squier

I've tried this guitar last year. I don't really remember how it sounds like. However, what I can say is, I'm proud that Sham Kamikaze got his own signature series. He is the first Malaysian guitarist to have signature series.

I will tell you what I can remember about this guitar. First of all, it is a stratocaster. I'm not realy a fan of single-coils setting. Let's put that aside, it sounds really good. Great for blues, jazz and neo-classical stuff. The bridge pickup is really unique. The position of the pickup is reversed(Hendrix style). For me, it gives a great sharp tone for lower strings.
Besides that, I really love the neck. It has great feel and the neck has skunk stripes on it(my favourite).

Sorry guys, this is all I can remember about the guitar. I wish I could give you more info about this guitar

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ibanez GARTS70

I am quite surprised how this guitar turned out to be. Last month, I tried this guitar. This guitar exceeded my expectation. At first, I thought it would just be a normal Ibanez GIO. When I hold it, it feels really comfortable and quite light too. It has really awesome neck since the neck is SET-NECK. Despite its light body, it suited heavy playing. When I play this guitar, the sound is quite awesome. t'sI also suitable for metal, blues and rock. I am a metal player. Basically, this guitar delivers what I wanted. The best part of this guitar is that neck.The set-neck made guitar playing easier.Other than that, it also gives you more sustain.
On the other hand, this guitar has only 22 frets. I am used to 24 frets guitar even though I rarely use the frets there.
So, this makes it really weird. Overall, this guitar is quite affordable(RM 1098) i think. So yeah! It would make a great addition to your guitar collection too.

Here's the spec:

neck type =GART set-in neck
body =Basswood body
fret =Medium frets
bridge =Full Tune III bridge
neck pu =STD-C3 (H) neck pu
bridge pu =STD-C4 (H) bridge pu
hardware color =Cosmo Black

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Everybody wants Some

I just got this book few days ago(this is an old post).The title is Everybody Wants Some The Van Halen Saga.basically it is all about van halen(band) and it was written by Ian Christe(author of Sound Of The Beast).It is pretty awesome even though I just read only a few pages.I thik this book is a must for every Van Halen fan or anyone else too!!


It's a beast!!!I went to bentley music @kota damansara with Tanaraj to test out a guitar with him. We should met at Rock Corner@curve at 2pm but he arrived at 3pm. I was like WTF!!.Then we went to Bentley music and met Andrew there..I was searching for a fixed bridge guitar and Andrew recommended me this Ibanez RG321EX.It's amazing! For me it's better than ESP LTD viper-50 I reviewed previously.It is more agressive and high action guitar.. When i first played the guitar I went whoa!!It also have heavy tone.. The guitar is made to rock... It suits most guitar player these days..Whether it's metal,blues,alt and more.Mainly?? METAL!!! The guitar equipped with EMG styled pickups..(reminder:not EMG).It does look good..The color of this guitar is only black with gloss finish.The price is not bad too!!Around RM1300.The specs=

neck type= 3pc Wizard II Maple neck
body= Basswood body
fret= Jumbo frets
bridge= Fixed bridge
neck pu= INF1 (H) neck pu
bridge pu= INF2 (H) bridge pu
hardware color= Black