Genre: Electronica/ Instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal
Review: Offroad is the latest release from German guitarist Maxxess. The combining of sonic elements and music, creates very intriguing atmospheres. It sounds organic yet, at the same time, strange and unfamiliar. You can really feel the energy and the power behind it. This merging of many musical styles presents a moody collage, demonstrative of his great musical spectrum.
In general both Authenticity and Offroad are an intriguing marriage of progressive instrumental guitar and electronica. The album is an easy to listen to, and the playing is first class. It is not just an excursion into otherworldliness, it is also a celebration of the mixing of different genres of music.
Tracklisting: Authenticity – Elements; Crypto; Authenticity; Red Earth; Spyrit; De-Layed; Trance-Lation.
Offroad – Pulse; Miracle; Offroad; Crazy Blue Thing; Adrenaline; Sleepwalk; Q.E.D.; Avebury Henge; Slow Motion (Live).
Personnel: Maxxess – Guitars, bass, drums, keyboard.
Similar Artists: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Adam Law
Playing Time: Authenticity – 56:08; Offroad – 62:32