Aquiles Priester – Inside My Drums
Jan 17 2012
After you watch the two hour long video, it’s easy to understand why the specialized press and heavy metal fans consider Aquiles Priester to be the best drummer of his kind in Brazil these days. After all, one can find here all his abilities put together in front of the cameras, with no disguises or studio tricks.
Aquiles is accompanied by playback tracks and performs eight songs from Angra, four from his other band Hangar and, as bonuses, two cover versions: Deep Purple’s “Perfect Stranger” (arrangements courtesy of Hangar) and Journey’s classic “Ask The Lonely”, in which he counts on the very special help of his Angra mate Edu Falaschi in the backing vocals. This video presented specially for faststrings.com fans.
Thanks to his monstrous performance, he makes the almost unbelievable 30-piece kit in front of him look tiny. As the double bass patters are one of his main trademarks, there’s a camera capturing them the entire time. The results are impressive, since the speed and accuracy Aquiles is able to come up with seem no less than impossible.
The drummer skills are also put under heavy proof during “Ask The Lonely”. That’s a hard rock tune and therefore pretty much different – drumwise – from the melodic heavy metal Angra and Hanger are renowned to perform. But Aquiles shows he also domains the “snare-bass drum-cymbal” technique. In the end, he finds an extra dose of feeling and interprets this song in a totally unique way.
But this is not the only one, as we might add others, such as technique, approach, guts, “heaviness”, etc. Either you’re a drummer or not, “Live In Concert – Inside My Drums” is a mandatory video if you have the slight curiosity to learn how the music you love so much is made. Aquiles explains it all in details throughout this video.
- Acid Rain
- Inside your Soul
- Judgement Day
- Running Alone
- Legions of Fate
- Millennium Sun
- Hunters and Prey
- Falling in Disgrace
- Unholy Wars
- Heroes of Sand
- No Command
- Nova Era
Running time: 01:09:41
Video: Xvid 320×240 29.97fps 1207kbps
Audio: MP3 48000Hz stereo 192Kbps
Size: 700 Mb