"Bury the Jury" EP (Self-released; 2008)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

"Bury the Jury" is a four track EP of instrumental music by David Pickstock. It rocks pretty hard, with lots of crunchy guitar and fiery leads as well as plenty of well-placed synthesizer music as well.

Although there's some great guitar work here, it's never shredding for the sake of shredding. Instead, Pickstock takes his time and creates images and atmospheres with his sound, sometimes a little strangely (as in the last 30 seconds of "Lucid") but mostly straight forward.

A surprisingly good listen throughout (perhaps due as much to its brevity as its brilliance), "Bury the Jury" succeeds in that it leaves you wanting for more. Here's to hoping for a full-length CD from Mr. Pickstock in the near future.

For more information, check out http://www.myspace.com/davidpickstock.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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