22-year-old metal phenom Luís Kalil showcases his reverse tapping technique in electrifying new single, Reverse Strike

Luis Kalil
(Image credit: Luis Kalil/YouTube)

22-year-old Brazilian electric guitar sorcerer Luís Kalil has debuted Reverse Strike – a new four-minute lead line masterclass for which he’s called upon Megadeth drummer, Dirk Verbeuren, and an entire symphony of six-string techniques.

Wholly befitting the track’s title, Reverse Strike is underpinned by its dazzling reverse two-hand tapping sequences – executed by reaching the right hand over the left hand – which are bolstered by Kalil’s sporadic Whammy pedal dives and scintillating ’board-spanning slides.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.