For me, this release took time to sink in because there is so much going on. Not just shredding but dynamics and melody that gives your brain a workout. Then it clicked - holy crap this is an incredible collaboration of sonic nirvana! Every song on "Culture Clash" is killer and has its own personality. Whether rock, fusion, techno, rockabilly, or prog-metal, these tunes are clever and well thought out with arrangements to die for. The disc clocks in just over 57 minutes, all instrumental, and each band mate wrote three songs. You can get lost in these songs and shouldn't focus too long on one instrument because the sum is better than its parts.
Personnel: Guthrie Govan ......... Guitar Bryan Beller .......... Bass Marco Minnemann ....... Drums and Percussion
01. Dance Of The Aristocrats (5:50) 02. Culture Clash (7:00) 03. Louisville Stomp (4:40) 04. Ohhhh Noooo (6:47) 05. Gaping Head Wound (6:34) 06. Desert Tornado (5:35) 07. Cocktail Umbrellas (7:21) 08. Living The Dream (7:10) 09. And Finally (6:12)
Bonus DVD: Accept The Mystey - The Making Of The Aristocrats' Culture Clash