Go Off! is the second and final studio album by the American heavy metal band Cacophony, released in 1988 through Shrapnel Records. About two years after the album's release, guitarist Jason Becker was diagnosed with ALS, rendering him paralyzed and completely unable to play to this day. Also two years later, guitarist Marty Friedman would join the band Megadeth.
Go Off! (Cass, Album). RR 9499 4. Netherlands. Go Off! (LP, Album). RR 9499 1. Marty Friedman, Jason Becker, Cacophony. Marty Friedman, Jason Becker, Cacophony - Go Off! (CD, Album, RP). Shrapnel Records.
Label Shrapnel Records. Steve Fontano, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman.
Cacophony's sophomore album, Go Off! showcases an immense amount of development in a very short time. Unfortunately, this is also the last album they managed to produce, seeing as shortly after its release Marty Friedman joined Megadeth, and Jason Becker teamed up with David Lee Roth. Much like its predecessor, Speed Metal Symphony, Go Off! is undoubtedly one of the most important albums in shred guitar, and in its very basic form, one helluva album. First off, I have to mention that the production on this album is better than on SMS, but is still no better than average overall.
On Go Off!, the duo clean up the sound a bit and pare back the guitar excesses just a tad, allowing for a slightly more song-oriented approach (similar to what Racer X does). Stranger" even has a decent pop hook in its chorus. Lead singer Peter Marrino adds some rather overwrought heavy metal braying and some truly ridiculous lyrics (sample: "Don't mess with a black cat/if you believe in superstition/never mess with a black cat!") which may turn off some listeners.
Go Off! is a neoclassical metal music album recording by CACOPHONY released in 1988 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. CACOPHONY - Go Off! MetalMusicArchives. com - the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives. Filed under Neoclassical metal By CACOPHONY.
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|SH-1040||Cacophony||Go Off! (LP, Album)||Shrapnel Records||SH-1040||US||1988|
|APCY-2015||Cacophony||Go Off! (CD, Album, RE)||Far East Metal Syndicate, Roadrunner Records||APCY-2015||Japan||1991|
|RR 9499 2||Cacophony||Go Off! (CD, Album)||Roadrunner Records||RR 9499 2||Europe||1988|
|SH-1040cd||Cacophony||Go Off! (CD, Album)||Shrapnel Records||SH-1040cd||US||1988|
|APCY-2015||Cacophony||Go Off! (CD, Promo, Smplr)||Far East Metal Syndicate, Roadrunner Records||APCY-2015||Japan||1991|