Borislav Mitic returns with a majestic new
album "The Absolute". The virtuoso
Shredmaster delivers his strongest musical
statement as of yet for Lion Music.
idea behind this concept album was to take
the instrumental guitar format and give
it a new dimension infusing it with pure
uncompromising Metal attitude but with primary
focus on song quality content.
wise Borislav takes the gloves off this
time and brings into the musical arena a
wide arsenal of dazzling guitar techniques.
He unmercifully unleashes them throughout
the album with blinding speed and precision
while retaining a sense of melody, reason
and phrasing intelligence that he is known
Each out of the ten songs featured on the
album explores a different aspect of Metal
music taking the listener on a quest toward
the essential passion that lies within all
true artistic effort - the perfection of
Borislav draws inspiration from many players
that walked the path of guitar greatness
before him and summons these echoes of the
past forging them into a stunning new styling
all of his own.
Absolute" is an album whose mission is to
shine brightly as a new rising star in a
constellation of legendary classic albums
of the Metal virtuoso genre.
1. THE ABSOLUTE
(The everlasting search for absolute
perfection within ourselves and in the world
we live in)
The opening track is a fast double kick
drum Neoclassical song that absolutely
what the style of Borislav Mitic is all about
– classy arrangements, elegant arpeggios,
lightning fast but meaningful guitar runs.
2. SECRET OF LIFE
(The question that many ask but seldom
find the answer)
It’s a song that is stepping into Thrash
and Doom Metal territory but with melodic lead
guitars and ripping wah solos.
(The things in front of our eyes that
remain hidden from us – always so close yet
endlessly far like Good and Evil)
A very moody track that brings out Balkan
music influences in combination with crushing
metal riffs. The solo takes off in a modal
legato style which Borislav performs with
4. WITHIN ALL EXISTENCE
(However different and “individual” the
illusion of reality around us appears to be it
is made of the same matter and same energy
thus – the same is in all)
This is a fast “driving” song with a
catchy strong melody and brilliantly
orchestrated harmony guitars. The solo section
is a “question and answer” duel with Borislav
handling both parts. The song ends with a
blazing pentatonic style solo.
(Penitent, passionate or profound… Easy
to make and easy to break)
The song kicks off with brutal downtuned
riffs followed with delicately structured
arpeggiated melody. The solos on this track
are possibly the wildest on the whole album.
6. THE PRIZE OF ETERNITY
(Everyone is motivated by a hope of a
prize of some kind in this lifetime… The
deities of all faiths seem to promise it all
the time but which one can deliver? The
decision is yours to make)
An 80’s LA style riff opens the track full of
rock antics. The solo takes off in a bluesy
way and then enters into some two hand tapping
7. FOR THE CHOSEN
(Humanity has always relied on the
“chosen ones” to lead the way. But who chooses
these people? Do they choose themselves or is
it destiny? If you are one of them you will
know the answer…)
The seventh track brings forth Middle
Eastern influences mixed up with Neoclassical
styling and heavy riffs. The solo is full of
Borislav’s trademark signature hot licks.
8. FIGHTER OF GLORY
(Glory is what many of us fight for.
This is also the meaning of my first name in
some Slavic languages)
A fast energetic rocker song with almost a
Flamenco vibe to it. The melody and harmony
guitars are made to emphasize the architecture
of the chord progression. Solo section is a
non stop rollercoaster ride.
9. WALKING THE PATH
(We must always choose a path that we
follow be it the right one or the wrong one)
This is a slower tempo Neoclassical song.
It has some heavy riffing leading into a
melancholy emotional melody which transforms
into beautifully arranged arpeggio section.
TO ONE TRUTH
(Wine is strong a king is stronger,
women are stronger still, but the truth
The closing track is a classic “true
Metal” type of song. It is also the only one
on the album to include some acoustic rhythm
guitar work. The melody is simple but the
solos are burning. The ending solo is a
testimony to Borislav’s ability to play
“heroic” pentatonic style lead extravaganzas!
• Long awaited new solo album from one of
the most talked about guitarists of the
• Borislav is a frequent attendee and
performer at music product trade shows worldwide.
• "Hidden" has already been previewed
on the ESP Guitars website for a few months
as a "premiere" introduction to
• Borislav is available for interview, please