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Bozzio Levin Stevens


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.81 | 111 ratings

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4 stars If I had to summarize Situation Dangerous with one word then it would be enjoyable!

Granted that I never heard Black Light Syndrome and, at the time, knew very little about Steve Stevens and Terry Bozzio I let the music speak for it self. You know what? Situation Dangerous definitely didn't disappoint in that department! The energy rush that I've got while listening to the intro track Dangerous for the first time just can't be described in words. Still to this day I consider this track to be a true masterpiece of progressive rock music. There is just so much great material jammed into that one composition. Starting with the energetic intro which transforms into delicate interplay between the participants and finishing it all off with one great outro. I would roughly describe the composition as a weird mix between Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song and King Crimson's Red.

The rest of the album contains a great deal of amazing jamming and soloing but the compositions aren't always as memorable as the mesmerizing album opener. Most of the time I don't mind that and just zoom in my attention on the great interaction between the artists involved here. I find that Tony Levin and Terry Bozzio are the ones who keep this album interesting for me from start to finish because the guitar jamming does get a bit tiresome halfway through.

Tziganne is a Spanish influenced tune that I, in most cases, could have done without but the members, once again, manage to outshine the source material with their intricate and skillful playing. This almost makes me believe that they could turn any type of music into a spectacular extravaganza!

Overall it's a great instrumental jam-album to chill out to especially if you are fond of the members of this supergroup power trio. So what if the compositions aren't that memorable, just enjoy the layers upon layers of this skillful performance.

***** star songs: Dangerous (6:38)

**** star songs: Endless (10:09) Crash (5:08) Spiral (4:36) Melt (3:37) Tragic (6:58) Tziganne (4:26) Lost (6:24)

Rune2000 | 4/5 |


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