GuitCussion, Blue Congo

by Jeff Becker

Best described as fusion or maybe free jazz, with heavy metal propensities prowling in the background, that present themselves in quick running lines that delve into the shred zone.

Swedish group GuitCussion offers an intriguing sound. Consisting of two guitarists and two drummers, the group states it is their goal to create a powerful form of free music in a non-idiomatic fashion. GuitCussion creates interesting atmospheres and textures on Blue Congo, and can bring the fire when needed.

Blue Congo is trove of riches, with over 70 minutes of music, there is so much for the listener to indulge themselves with. A successful outing with many highlights to offer.