Derek Sherinian - Black Utopia CD (album) cover


Derek Sherinian


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.49 | 73 ratings

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3 stars Basically the same concepts described in my review for Planet X are good ones for this album. But:

This is an album by a keyboardist but is full of guitars. Well, take a look at the line-up. What would you expect with Yngwie Malmsteen and Zakk Wylde? This makes this album closer to progressive metal, especially with Malmsteen. The Sons of Anu is a great opening, a really good song. Nightmare Cinema continues with the prog metal, and with Stony Days and Starcycle you come back to Planet X sound. But then Malmsteen comes again in Axis of Evil. It's a great couple that with Derek and Yngwie. Black Utopia is another example with heavy guitar riffs.

At the end, I thought in giving it four stars, but after some time without listen to it, I don't miss it. The reason is because this is only an amusing album.

Proglodita | 3/5 |


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