Music Review: Mahogany Head Grenade CD: Return to the Point of Departure

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Label: Self-released

Available: Now

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Ah…prog rockers.   You guys are always trying to be so different and ‘edgy’.  Well I can appreciate that.  Though I’m not a BIG prog rock guy I can appreciate the talent and musicianship involved in making progressive music.  Now I’m not saying I don’t get bored with prog bands as many times I get a little sleepy listening to them as their songs will tend to go on and on and sing about god knows what.

When it comes to the trio Mahogany Head Grenade one thing I didn’t have to worry about is being put to sleep by a singer, as they don’t have one.  So what you get with ‘Return to the Point of Departure’ is five tracks of pretty rocking guitar work and a solid band all around.

The music you will find here is definitely prog rock but with more catchy riffs than you would find from similar styled bands.  Yes, you do have songs that can get up to around the 7 minute mark but all the songs are very nice to listen to by and large and I never felt ‘bored’ with the music.  This might be due to the fact there isn’t a singer wailing on about some kind of galaxy super nova space ship or something.  Thank God.

If you like guitar driven music, instrumentals and listening to guys like Steve Vai or Joe Satriani  then Mahogany Head Grenade is the band for you.  They are very good at what they do, do not sound bland and are very talented.  Follow the link in the header to check out their songs and lean back and enjoy some good music.


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