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Derek Sherinian


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.52 | 62 ratings

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Bob Greece
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5 stars I thought Sherinian's previous album Black Utopia was good but this one's even better. The reason for this is that it has a greater variety of music that the previous album. Yngwie Malmsteen is not on this album but there's still plenty of heavy guitars courtesy of Zakk Wylde and Steve Stevens.

The version of the album that I have starts with 3 heavy guitar-based tracks (Alpha Burst, God of War and Day of the Dead). Then the real variety starts. El Flamingo Suave is a latin-based track and Goin' To Church is like instrumental gospel music. One Way Or The Other is where Jerry Goodman shows his skills on the violin in a way that he wasn't allowed to on Black Utopia. His violin is really at the front of the music here. After this, we're back on the heavy guitar music with Trojan Horse. Then, A View From The Sky is a lovely laidback guitar piece. The final track on the album (my version anyway) is The River Song. This is the first track that Derek Sherinian has done with vocals. The vocals are done by Zakk Wylde and sound a lot like Ozzy Osbourne singing War Pigs with Black Sabbath. All those years playing with Ozzy obviously had an effect on Zakk Wylde. This song is not a bad one but it's not really progressive either as it's in a similar mould to what you'd get with Ozzy Osbourne or Black Sabbath.

So on the whole, a diverse album with excellently-played music. Derek Sherinian's next solo album is due in May 2006.

Bob Greece | 5/5 |


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