Be amazed at the astounding talent of American hard rock/metal guitarist and musician Rene Sagnell. This guitarist has worked and learned from various profound artists, learned from different schools, and also played for a Metallica Tribute show. Rene has been named the best guitar player in the tribute scene due to his skills and talents. But, how does his recent release, entitled “The Machine”, stack up with his credits? Is the single as well received as his musical career? Is it worthwhile to listen? Find out below!
Fight to the End
“The Machine” is a solid metal tune due to Rene’s own fine craftsmanship. Just after the minute-long subtle hard rock opening, the talent bursts out with the fast-paced strumming with the right hand with a palm mute, This galloping rhythm pulls the main guitar melody’s trajectory forward with underlying power bass and a lively drum beat. Heavy metal/hard rock musicians always amazed me with their immense technique on this specific metal gallop rhythm with such precision with how they strum. And Rene Sagnelli is no exception as he adds his own flair to this type of musicality by the way he strums during this latest release.
There are bits and pieces throughout the song that are really worthy of listening to. Don’t get me wrong, the whole song should be listened to from start to finish as the musical journey to something to savor. But, there are parts that are my favorite. One part is the chorus as it slow-downs with a melody that pulls upwards both in the vocals and instruments. Then it crashes at the end with a powerful outburst like a big wave that finally found the shore.
There is also a musical break that features a peculiar duet between the synths and guitars. Now, I say peculiar because the way that the artist bends and shapes the melodies with the synth and guitar riffs is very unique and fascinating. These riffs explore the space in a mesmerizing way. How the melodies are played among the synth riffs is especially eccentric but a joy to listen to.
If you are a fan of bands like Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, and Megadeth, then you have to listen to “The Machine”. But if you are not, this song is a perfect introduction to great metal as it features all the classic metal techniques in unique ways. This track showcases Rene’s superb musicality in a way that captivates the listener’s attention with a dynamic performance from start to finish. Rene Sagnell is a force to be reckoned with and “The Machine” proves that 100%.
Make sure to check out “The Machine” down below. What is your favorite part/ Let me know in the comments!
About the Artist: Rene Sagnelli
Rene Sagnelli is a Guitarist from Los Angeles California, who is gaining a growing reputation as a touring artist, composer, producer, studio musician, and music teacher. This gifted artist has been working diligently on creating a new sound in progressive and hard rock genres. Rene Sagnelli has attended Master Classes with Carmine Appice, Chad Smith, Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai, Guthrie Govan, Frank Gambale, Billy Sheehan, Marcus Miller, Tosin Abasi, and Scot Henderson.
In 2009 he graduates from a school affiliated with Berklee College of Music named “Fermatta” in Mexico City. In 2014 he graduates from Musicians Institute, California, and then is picked to tour internationally with the most recognized Tribute to Metallica ever known: Masters of Puppets. During his time with this act, he causes the band to play in top-tier venues, appear on several billboards across the US, and also be recognized as the best guitar player in the tribute scene.
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