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Planet X


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.02 | 149 ratings

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5 stars Planet X's second release, "Moonbabies", is one of the best jazz-rock/metal fusion albums, I've ever heard. I love Jazz, no doubt, but this is even a step higher. It is more complex and demanding and is very exciting. Imagine some of the Tony MacAlpine solo stuff and add Virgil Donati's incredible drum playing and Derek Sherinian's idiosyncratic synthesizer (in a positive way) and of course Billy Sheehan, the bass god. The music is build up mainly with the guitar leading the whole ensemble, playing heavy riffs/chords or solo guitar passages, some synths, soft and supporting in the background or playing own solos, bass and drums accompanying.

Don't expect something easy to listen! Through its complexity, several hearings are necessary to come to grips with this album, but it's worth it.

If you liked Derek Sherinian's "Inertia" or other Jazz-Rock-Fusion-Bands like BRAND X or MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA this CD might please you!

W.Chuck | 5/5 |


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