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Planet X


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.02 | 149 ratings

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5 stars some one need to invent a new word to describe this album, becouse the words amazing, brilliant, and beautiful are not enough!

each one of the band members broth something from himself to this album. Tony MacAlpine, Virgil Donati and Derek Sherinian are true virtuosoes, and i love each one of them separately, but when you put them all in one band.. well lets just say that i can die happy! (if you dont know who they are, then my guess is that you been hiding in a cave for the lest 50 years ;)

beside this 3 virtuosos, there were 3 amazing bass players that worked on this album, the reason there were 3 and not just one, is becouse they didn't really had a bass player back then. the bass players are Jimmy Johnson, Tom Kennedy(all so played on universe), and the absolutely amazing billy sheehan (steve vai, mr big, explorers club and more).

the album is highly technical, and its mostly prog metal with allot of weird time signature's, and some jazz influence. but its like nothing i ever heard before, its one of the most original albums i ever heard. the intro to the noble savage is pure great jazz, and i all so have to say that this is my favorite song from this album. tony macalpine is known for his jazz influence and his high use of chromatic scale, Tmac all ways had this dirty sound to his music, and for my surprise on this album he sounds great (well at least better). Derek Sherinian have this special feeling to his music, i cant really explain it with words, its something you need to listing to, Micronesia, Ignotum Per Ignotius and Ataraxia are good examples. as for donati, he sounds amazing on every song (not to munching that he wrote all most every song). donati is defiantly one of the bast drummers of our time, the technique of this guy is not of this world.its my favorite album from planet x, actually its one of my favorite albums ever.

the problem with this album/planet x(well its not really a problem), is that its so technical that probably only musicians will truly enjoy it. but hey its fusion, what did you expect?

its not just a good album, its a masterpiece!

bluesynight | 5/5 |


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