new music: check out kenyan metal virtuoso hybrid actuary #soundcheck

February 19, 2015

The former lead guitarist of Nairobi based Dove Slimme stretches his chops in his new project, Hybrid Actuary. The project, named after his side gig as an actuary, features the virtuoso nodding to metal legends like Kirk Hammett and Joe Satriani with odd bits of Van Halen effects-laden tapping thrown in for good measure. On tracks like ‘Love and Anxiety’, and the triumphant leads of ‘Woolly Mammoth’, Hybrid Actuary showcases his strong fretwork. Some songs like the appropriately titled ‘Random guitar solo’ are sketches in search of a vocalist, but even his rough outlines showcase a fresh talent worth watching. Check this out if you’re a fan of instrumental guitar heroics.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor