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Metal 1on1 is proud to present a solo guitarist artist,

with his latest single release << Devil's Courtyard >>

FFO: Yngwie Malmsteen, Townsend, Dream Theater,

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Megadeth, OzNor


Band: Valentin The Mad

Home: Israel (Haifa)

Style: Instrumental Thrash Heavy

Title: Devil's Courtyard

Type: single

Release: 20th April 2019

Runtime: 04:01

Label: Unsigned

Valentin: This release is a remake of a demo, made back in 2014. The idea was to revisit the track, re-record everything from scratch, flesh the ideas out, but keep the spirit and the vibe of the original. And now, after much work of recording, mixing, experimenting, and way too many release candidates [BandCamp]

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑: 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖙𝖆𝖗 & 𝕭𝖆𝖘𝖘: Deploying yourself with some excellent progressive, technically/complex of crystal clear & sharp thrash/heavy shredding, hooks, groovy melodies & flashy fret-board chord change & solos

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑: 𝖁𝖔𝖈𝖆𝖑𝖘: n/a

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖗𝖚𝖒𝖘: Flashy and groovy drum patterns & beats

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖁: 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑: When hearing Devil's Courtyard, for the first time, I was unexpected & shocked how impressive Valentin the Mad guitar playing & music both are, the few moments of the opening riffs are welcome home to a -Esque punkish intro, then the guitar welding starts, the whole song takes the listening on an epic guitar hero/shredding ride of an influential thrashy-heavy metal structure, sound & vibe while embracing other multifaceted elements within the song, giving us a deliverance of an excellent, dynamic hot smoking rocking n' roll badass song & stylish guitar playing


I took on myself to listen to the rest of the releases; for me, Valentin is very skilled in both musicianship, craftsmanship, writing, recording, producing, mixing and promoting the music on his own. Only asked to review one track ('Devils Courtyard'), I thoroughly enjoyed the song so much, I took upon myself to listen to the other releases (so please I did) only been an instrumental music project, taking the soul and spirit of many multifaceted styles, which includes soft/hard rock, progressive, heavy/thrash metal, and many others, this guy and his music is worth the checkout – don't miss out


If you love, the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, Townsend, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and many more, you love Valentin The Mad and how much hard work inputs in his work & music.


*worth the attention and a listen and to watch*

*full of energy* *entertaining* * exciting*

* a true masterpiece*




𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁: 𝕬𝖗𝖙𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖐: The concept of the artwork is epic, very fitting for the song. (Showing what could be four judges, judgment upon a helpless soul, in the background is a hangman noose)

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑: 𝕺𝖚𝖙𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌: Whole song and artwork

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖎𝖘𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊: none !!!


tracks are released one by one and not in an EP\album format

Insomnia (guitar solo re-recording) (02:43) (September 2012)

The Return (Rock Ballad Style Instrumental) (02:57) (February 2013)

Never Peace Of Mind (Prog Rock Instrumental) (05:55) (April 2014)

Deadly Obsession (Prog Metal Instrumental) (04:31) (July 2014)

When The Dust Settles (Prog Metal Instrumental in Arabian Style) (04:48) (November 2014)

Apocalyptic Visions (Heavy Metal Instrumental) (04:19) (April 2015)

Hypnosis (Indie\Prog Rock Instrumental) (04:57) (August 2015)

Everything on the Line (Heavy Metal Instrumental) (09:15) (May 2017)

Losing the Sense of Time (Indie Rock Instrumental) (03:57) (October 2017)

Sandstorm (Heavy-Prog Metal Instrumental) (04:00) (March 2018)

In Memory (Melodic Metal Instrumental) (04:56) (A melodic metal instrumental track dedicated to the memory of Chester Bennington) (August 2018)

Open Season (02:40) (February 2019)

Open Season (Alternative Ending) (03:10) (September 2019)

Devil's Courtyard (Heavy-Thrash Metal) (04:01)

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