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A lightning-quick rendition of Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" and guitarist/violinist the Great Kat is "High-Priestess of Guitar Shred" and "inventor of Cyberspeed Metal/Classical Music." The themes of the next two tracks ("Dominatrix" and "Feast of the Dead") from this four-cut EP come closer to the impetus for any adoration, to be sure. Kat has rifled the shelves of Frederick's of Hollywood and bondage-wear marts for a taffeta and leather look that is sure to intensify the wet dream of any teenage metalhead. Being that she is much more likely to capture the eyes of the next generation of arpeggio purveyors, she just may fulfill her dream of resurrecting classical and metal music, if only on a limited scale. With visual fare as strong a selling point as her aural treats, it is no wonder that there is a video for "Dominatrix." Kat batters her submissive ones and bats out the double-quick fretwork. Guitar Goddess features the lusty lady of the leapin' licks among big crosses, dungeon settings, whips and chains, and enough fake blood to see you through to the end of an H.G. Lewis flick.


Genre: Metal

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Guitar virtuoso the Great Kat was born Katherine Thomas in Swindon, England. After her family moved to Long Island, Thomas began studying music, taking up piano at age seven and violin two years later. Thomas won a scholarship to Juilliard and studied classical music, but upon graduating with honors, she took up heavy metal guitar in addition to violin and retooled herself as the Great Kat. Billing herself as the "High Priestess of Shred Guitar" and "the Reincarnation of Beethoven," the Great Kat...
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  • 3,96 €
  • Genres: Metal, Music, Rock
  • Released: 27 July 2010

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