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Review by MelodicRock Fansite

Taken from Melodic Rock Fansite website.
Review by Takashi Yamamoto – 29 January 2003

“Out of the Shadows” is the solo album by Robert Valdes from San Mateo California. All songs performed produced and mixed by him. His music style was influenced by Eddie Van Halen’s guitar, Sammy Hagar’s vocal and Dave Meniketti’s guitar and vocal. This CD reminds me of hi-quality heavy metal in the late ’80s for example Badlands, Blue Murder and MR. BIG’s self titled debut album features hard edged guitar and filled with catchy hooks. Although this CD contains only 8 songs, you’ll find his guitars are technically amazing and it’s approachable enough for the average music fan, if you listen to his 31 minuets of his music. However, I thought that his songs needs more background vocals just like strong voice of Michael Anthony or Darren Smith.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10
File Under: 1980’S Heavy Metal, Guitar Virtuoso
Recommend if you like: Y&T, Van Halen
Released:Jan. 2003