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Derek Sherinian


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.50 | 67 ratings

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3 stars As it is widely known,keyboard magician Derek Sherinian followed a personal career after his departure from DREAM THEATER,before forming PLANET X and keeping them as a stable group.However,Sherinian kept releasing solo albums,the next one being ''Inertia'' from 2001:an album heading to all fans of heavy instrumental rock with progressive and jazz/fusion leanings.

Helped by well-known musicians like Steve Lukather and Simon Phillips from ''Toto'',Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist Zakk Wylde or Jerry Goodman (ex-Mahavishnu Orchestra),Sherinian produced a very good work with virtuosic parts and almost a metal sound,not unlike the path DREAM THEATER had chosen about the same period.Featuring an aggresive guitarist like Zakk Wylde,you can't expect nothing else than strong metall-ish guitar riffing,supported by Sherinian's countless solos and acrobatics.So,the complex breaks,the aggresive tempos and the heavy interplays are numerous and the main ingredient of this album.However,there are some moments when the music is very spacey with jazzy/bluesy guitar passages played by Lukather,as well as grandiose piano and keyboard loops by Sherinian...''Inertia'' was another release presenting Sherinian's compositional skills,education and virtuosity with an evident emphasis on interplays and complexity.Strongly recommended for fans of heavy/fusion instrumental music.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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