The Great Kat - albums

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Guitar Goddess (EP)

All the hype surrounding the release of Guitar Goddess, such as the Dominatrix image, only serves to detract from the stunning music in this four-song EP. But as the Great Kat says, "... if my breasts flopping out is going to make people listen to my music, fine. I am a musical genius and if you can't see that, you're an idiot!" This is not only faster than the works of other speed-metal guitar virtuosos who have incorporated classical music into their music, but it is also passionate and filled with plenty of raw energy. The strongest songs in the release are the covers (of Rossini's The Barber of Seville and Sarasate's Zigeunernveisen), and that is where The Great Kat shines the most. There are some brilliant moments in this release. The other two songs are okay, more in the vein of traditional neo-classical metal. The only regret I have is that this is a four-song release.

Dominatrix (video)

Dominatrix, as you may have guessed, is a short video (2:21 minutes) of the Great Kat's song with the same name. While the Great Kat may increase sales as a result of this video, it adds absolutely nothing to the enjoyment of the music. If you associate shredding guitar work with images of S&M, blood, and scantily-clad girls, this might be worth investigating. Otherwise I'd stick to the music.

Bloody Vivaldi

Once again The Great Kat shows what a virtuoso she is at performing music, this time by playing speeded-up versions of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons for violin, chamber orchestra, and band, and Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy for violin and band. The "band" in question is mostly the Great Kat, doing the vocals, guitars, violins, viola, and cello. Excellent and novel covers. The originals don't leave much to be desired, however.

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