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PASSION AND WARFARE

Steve Vai

 

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3.60 | 131 ratings

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3 stars "For The Love of God" was the only chief reason why I purchased this CD couple of years ago. Not just the name that I like but also the music, is really good and catching. It's hard to deny how Steve Vai is a virtuoso guitar player. He was trained at Zappa University so that his music is quite predictable in style as well as textures and ambient. I typically do not like the multi-instrumentalist, but in this case he brought in talented musicians to play this album. The opening track "Liberty" (2:02) has bluesy style plus hard etched guitar solo in high register notes, backed with powerful drums by Chris Frazier. "Erotic Nightmares" (4:13) starts with heavy guitar riffs in rocking style with dynamic bass lines, faster tempo than the opening track. "The Animal" (3:55) produces the groove rock style music with powerful riffs and stunning guitar solo.

"Answers (2:41) has a funky style and this time Vai uses his excellent techniques in providing the guitar rhythm section. "The Riddle" (6:22) brings the music slower with tight bass lines and howling guitar in high register notes. It's really enjoyable playing this CD in loud volume so that you can get the subtleties of the music. Track like "Sisters" demonstrates that Vai is not only virtuoso in high tone, heavy riffs music but also in moderate tempo music. "Love Secrets" is probably the most complex song in this album with heavy influence from Zappa. Keep on proggin' ..!

Gatot | 3/5 |

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