Lawrence Wallace - Lost at Sea - Song Review - 90s Shred-Heavy Metal from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Lawrence Wallace - Lost at Sea - Song Review - 90s Shred-Heavy Metal from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Lawrence Wallace - Lost at Sea - Song Review - 90s Shred-Heavy Metal from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Today we are featuring a promising 90s shred-heavy metal guitarist/artist, Lawrence Wallace, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. I reviewed his new song, Lost at Sea, from his upcoming album, Unleashed, along with its character, style, story, potential, and more.

Lawrence Wallace is a promising guitar player and composer I discovered years ago with his project called Moonlight Prophecy. This time, he is about to release a brand new album, Unleashed, and I reviewed a song from this album, Lost at Sea.

Lawrence Wallace is an exceptionally talented guitar player, unfortunately, he doesn't seem to push his career forward. He possesses qualities that most of us don't, such as technical ability. There aren't many guitar players out there who can shred like him. However, I must also mention that it appears he is not making much effort in other aspects of his career.

Having been familiar with Lawrence Wallace's music and his previous project, Moonlight Prophecy, for years, I listened to one of his full-length albums before, and it still resonates with me to this day. Being acquainted with the artist for such a long time undoubtedly gives me a more positive perspective, and I am optimistic about Lawrence Wallace's art in conclusion.

When I listened to Lost at Sea for the first time, I heard influences (mostly established guitar players/composers) that I have been a fan of for a long time, such as Joe Satriani, Chuck Schuldiner, John Petrucci, and Yngwie Malmsteen. I grew up listening and watching them, and they played a significant role in shaping me as a guitarist. Apparently, these gentlemen not only influenced me but also millions of people, including Lawrence Wallace.

First and foremost, Lawrence Wallace has a traditional sound and approach. It seems he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his musical idols, and I respect that. Who wouldn't appreciate this beautiful nostalgic music that captures the spirit of those times, with a modern touch? Additionally, Lawrence incorporates a blend of the shredding styles of these guitarists, both musically and technically. He showcases impressive skills and is a powerful guitarist. Hands down. The song's structure is not overly commercial yet not excessively progressive either, akin to Joe Satriani's approach. This type of approach usually features more radio-friendly structures, complemented by a powerful cinematic atmosphere. Lost at Sea definitely exhibits these qualities, and I was delighted to hear that. It immediately transports you back to the '90s, a beautiful era.

Furthermore, Lost at Sea displays greater technicality and shredding than the melodic guitar players in the list of influences. The song is filled with incredible energy from start to finish, and the overall sound is reminiscent of Chuck Schuldiner's band, Death. As a die-hard Death fan myself, that's another point in favor.

On the other side of the coin, the weaknesses list begins with the technical side of the work. First of all, I'm afraid to say that this song doesn't meet today's competitive standards. The mix and recording quality are subpar, and I can detect several flaws. I do respect the artist's efforts, being an artist myself, but I can't say that I would listen to this when Metallica's groundbreaking Black Album was released 30 years ago.

Moreover, the song has lost much of its potential due to the poor production. We all know how many artists out there reach the top of the charts simply because they have a top-tier music production team. Every piece they release becomes a hit.

Lastly, the artist seems to struggle with managing the visual aspects of his career as well. Some of his illustrations look outdated, except for Lost at Sea. His online channels appear neglected and not well taken care of. While it's true that a guitarist should focus primarily on playing the guitar and making music, there are certain expectations in the industry. I can't envision a successful image for a young guitarist with all these weaknesses. Instead, I see real talent that has yet to reach its full potential.

Taking all of this into account, I'd like to say that I had a good time listening to Lawrence Wallace once again after all these years. Lost at Sea is an electrifying yet melodic song with a beautiful '90s nostalgia.

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In conclusion, the Metalhead Community Team congratulates Lawrence Wallace for his upcoming album, Unleashed, and wishes him the very best in his future career. Thank you for reading.



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