"Shreddtime Stories" is a great guitar album. As the title suggest, the guitar player is not holding back from what he knows. As T.D. Clark proceeds with various shredding techniques, it is not done in senseless way countless guitar players did back in the 80s, and the early 90s. This is done with absolute taste, and quality.
"Shreddtime Stories" is a very varied record. It ranges from truly shredding songs to gentle Spanish guitar pieces. The songs are very catchy and memorable. The soloing is unusually tasty, and not overplayed. T.D. Clark is one versatile player who has his chops ready for any occasion.
The album proves one definite point, T.D. Clark is a very talented writer and player. He is very smooth in his delivery, and does not overpower a listener at all. It's difficult to compare T.D. Clark to anyone as the album does not clearly stay within one definite style. Let's just say he is a great guitar player not afraid to take chances of any kind, as long as it is six-string related.
"Shreddtime" gives the visual impression of Halloween related sounds, but there is definitely a gold inside. T.D. Clark is a player worth investigating further.
Written Thursday, December 30, 2010