LONG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT
The Great Kat
If you’re the kind of person who’s too busy to take time to get your butt kicked up, down and sideways, but enjoy a good throttling, has the Great Kat got a whoopin’ for you. With the release of her latest installment of savage, take-no-prisoners classical metal shredding, the diminutive powerhouse unleashes six-string fury that comes at you faster than you can blink.
For those that don’t know Great Kat, she’s a blonde dominatrix with a guitar, a classically-trained composer who has put hyperspeed and hyperactive into classical music with her unique visions. Opening with the world’s fastest version of Wagner’s “The Ride Of The Valkyries,” clocking in just a shade over a minute and a half, the blitzkrieg doesn’t let up until her highness has had her way with Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody” and Sarasate’s “Zapateado,” in between, there’s some wild moments with her original visions, including “War,” “Terror,” “Punishment” and “Humiliation,” which expounds, VERY rapidly, on her disgust for terrorists, her disdain for the weak and contempt for submissives, all of it set to soloing so fast and violent, you struggle to hear as fast as she can play. No question, this woman can wail on the six-string.
The perfect artist for metalheads with attention deficits as she comes blasting at you at 200 miles-per-hour and OVER you at about the same rate. The Great Kat is not for the pedestrian fan. You want your riffing loud, blisteringly quick and harsh, open-mouth, insert-her-boot, crank-stereo. Trix may be for kids, this not. There is nothing in the world of classical metal and guitar-shredding like the Great Kat
-Slappy Morgan *