So I played guitar for the week, and here's my "reviews," from most fun guitar chart to least fun guitar chart. Though there wasn't a single snoozer here IMO.
The Allman Brothers Band - Jessica
Lots of varied and fun patterns here. It starts with some chords that might throw some people off, but when the main riff starts it's all uphill from there. The solo is the highlight, obviously, and was the most fun part of any song in a long time (not counting RBN here). It's a must if you play an instrument. Just buy the damned song :)
DragonForce - Cry Thunder
Lots of HOPO work here, and most of the patterns are actually manageable for the average player. The trill lanes in the solo kinda turn me the wrong way, but I understand why they're there. Overall a fun guitar chart.
Crossfade - Cold
I'm a sucker for HOPO chords, believe it or not. So I had fun with this one, simply because it's easy-to-hit HOPO chords for the most part, and the solo's rather nice as well.
Nine Inch Nails - Closer
The song takes a while to start up on guitar, but when it does we're greeted to a fun little riff, but most of it is a strumming pattern that gets dull after a few repetitions.
Modern English - I Melt With You
I personally like simple chord patterns, so it was still fun, though not as engaging as the songs above.
The Band - The Weight (Live)
My least favorite of the week because I found it mostly bland, though there were some HOPO patterns that were fun.
Care to weigh in on this HMXHenry? :)
I've played all the songs I bought now (5 of the 6). Only on guitar, but played them now.
Cold was kinda fun. I think I enjoy listening to it more than playing it though.
Cry thunder was awesome. Fun! Actually fun!
The weight was the one I wasn't sure of, but I enjoy playing 3 note chords, and it's full of them!
Jessica was amazing.
Closer was a pleasant surprise. Repetitive, but good :D
So yeah I wouldn't mind hearing what HMXHenry has to say.
Swearing in the song can be replaced m'kay I heard a song it's easy m'kay .
good reading all those reviews.
As posted elsewhere, was surprised that the hardest song on pro keys wasn't Jessica, but The Weight.
Jessica is probably my favorite bass line this year, if not all time.
Just sightread "Jessica." Freaking awesome. I LOVE IT when DLC hits the spot -- you know that sweet spot, hard but still fun? It's tough to hit. It's a narrow spot. "Jessica" hits it square on the nose.
Jessica is probably the most fun guitar track released since Still of the Night, maybe even Maiden, and I'm not even joking.