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Steve Vai


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3.17 | 102 ratings

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2 stars So. Steve Vai assembled this band, and recorded this album with them under the name "Vai" (I suppose like the band "Bruford"). Essentially it's a power trio of Vai, Terry Bozzio on drums and T.M. Stevens on bass. Devin Townsend, apparently in his recording debut, provides the lead vocals, and does a fine job. So it's established that there is a lot of talent here.

The cover makes this album appear to be metal. But for the most part, it sounds like Vai was channelling his time with Whitesnake. There are a few very good songs, mostly where the energy is amped up (Vai does this better than just about anyone). But the majority of the songs are very well played arena rock.

I just don't come back to this album very often. And time after time, it doesn't live up to expectaqtions.

Evolver | 2/5 |


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