Speed Lives [DVD] review by Michael Angelo Batio

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  • Sound: 10
  • Content: 9
  • Production Quality: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.8 (33 votes)
Michael Angelo Batio: Speed Lives [DVD]
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Sound — 10
This guy rules. He is fast! I swear man if your a guitarist you'd be scared, amazed, and angry at him. I am only amazed since I'm not a guitarist, but who! If you check out the intro to Speed Lives on his website you'd feel exactly like what I just mentioned up there. I sorta don't like the background music at some points it good, in others it sounds like a porn movie.

Content — 9
Its just a teaching DVD, he breaks some of his songs up to show you how to get faster at picking and moving your hands. It has a whole bunch of close-ups of his picking technique. Don't have much more to say other than that.

Production Quality — 9
The production was ok.

Overall Impression — 10
In no way those this DVD compare to other artists. It was just cool to see the guy play period, I mean he's pretty underrated to me so it was a hassle trying to find something by him in the stores. I liked eevrything about it was great, amazing, I guess you could even say epic which is weird cause its an instructional video. if it were stolen I'd seriously be more upset then I ever have been, cause I wouldn't like to look for it again in the stores not saying that I wouldn't but it was kinda tiring, trying to find it and all.

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    goukaookami
    this guy is frigging nuts...ive seen this guy do stuff with a guitar that i didnt know was possible...he's the man that invented inverted playing(playing with ur left hand over instead of under the neck)...he's crazy and the DVD tells u how he does it...u like guitar?BUY THE DVD!
    Phill-Rock
    the guy that reviewed this doesnt play guitar? then why would he watch an intructional dvd?
    SdKfz
    Michael Angelo is extremely fast! Damn good playing,fantastic sound ! and nice sense of humour!
    atheistwithfait
    I have met him and he is a really nice guy too, all that skill and talent hasnt gone to his head.
    stalefishtweak
    [quote]Vanilla Custard wrote: louwen wrote: why not G3: Joe Satriani/Steve Vai/Michael Angelo It's obvious. Because Michael Angelo would make them look shit. No offence to Satriani/Vai but they are nowhere near as good as Michael Angelo. Too true nah i wudn't say that .... vai and satch are just different.... Michael really can do some crazy shit with a guitar and his technical skill is out of anyones league but vai explored alot of ground... listen to fire garden its great..
    portalsedge
    why did u make a review if you're not a guitar player? it makes no sense, you can't really appreciate this if you dont play guitar dude, and btw michael angelo is the best on earth ever,i mean there's nothing he cant play, he's technically perfect,you cant get much better than that really, then we have yngwie 2nd place and then the rest that dont even come close to them
    Pwntage
    @ all , listen just because a guy can do fast sweeps doesn't mean hes technically perfect. Also the word "Perfect" can be used for no guitarist on the planet yet. Because each legendary guitarist has his own area of expertise. This guy upon hearing i thought was very similar to Malmstein in the sense "playing fast (sweeping in mab Case & shredding in yngwie's case) and then suddenly a classical piece inside his solo". This trend was followed mostly in the 70's era of guitarists. alot of metal players also did this type of (neoclassical) music and its trend is fading away.Also the speed of a guitarist u cannot "technically" measure by the normal beats per second thing , reason is simple. each guitarist uses his own refined technique that hes been playing all his life for speed. e.g mab can do faster sweeps but i can bet satriani will be faster in a legato. So no need to bring disgrace to other good guitarists for something they didn't do.also the technicality of a guitarist includes the range of music he can cover in his playing.The speed comes in the skill Category of a guitarist.if ur a guitarist u would know never to compare guitarists
    louwen
    why not G3: Joe Satriani/Steve Vai/Michael Angelo
    It's obvious. Because Michael Angelo would make them look shit. No offence to Satriani/Vai but they are nowhere near as good as Michael Angelo.
    Vanilla Custard
    louwen wrote: why not G3: Joe Satriani/Steve Vai/Michael Angelo It's obvious. Because Michael Angelo would make them look shit. No offence to Satriani/Vai but they are nowhere near as good as Michael Angelo.
    Too true