Mike Albert Project - Official Website


United States Country of Origin: United States

1. Octavia
2. Realms
3. Blind Mans Bluff
4. Stalker
5. Dr. Death
6. Afterlife
7. Hypnotic
8. Weapons Of Mass Destruction
10. Why Do You Always Say Goodbye
11. UMFR (Censored)

Review by JD on October 6, 2009.

Ex-Megadeth Guitarist Mike Albert has unleashed his self named project onto the world stage finally. Let us just see if it holds water, or does it end up just sinking into the dark depth of mediocrity in the end? I for one, don’t know exactly what to be expecting at this point of time from this man... guess I need to let the album speak to me.

On first listen, you cant ignore the whole Megadeth influences that perhaps cannot be just simply cut out of the music. In most of the songs, there is that feeling that you almost can feel Dave Mustaine blazing away somewhere in the background... even though it is not. Thankfully, the identifiable Mustaine vocals are nowhere to be heard throughout, and the album takes a little detour away from the whole thing.

I was hoping that Mr. Albert would have shifted a little more away from his days with Megadeth, but when you have been with a outfit like that for awhile - I can understand that it is hard to get out of your system. I was looking for something more, but it was still enjoyable and showed that he was beginning to get himself out of the shadow’s of Metallica’s most infamous reject.

Mike Albert Project's Afterlife is a good album to listen to, but it is only just that. It never struck me as an album that was needed to be heard by the metallic hoards out there, but an album that is worth at least of a listen or two. The man is a very amazing musician, it is the album that is never great.

Is Mike Albert Project's Afterlife a complete disappointment? I will just let all of you make that distinction on your own... you have my opinion, and I say that it is a disappointment in the truest sense.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 8
Atmosphere: 7
Production: 7
Originality: 5.5
Overall: 5.5
Rating: 6.6