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CHASING THE SUN

Chris Poland

 

Progressive Metal

4.06 | 5 ratings

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BORA
4 stars "Chasing The Sun"? So what happens if one were to catch up with the Sun? I am not sure if this album was made before, or after Poland's reported heroin addiction - that he managed to retire - but the album title remains rather questionable.

Nevertheless, the delivery of chops is brilliant from beginning to end. Poland's solo works have been - quite erroneously - likened to Brand X, something I would strongly dispute.

An instrumental work, but Jazz Rock/Fusion it isn't. It has more in common with Joe Satriani than with any other artist/band. Skillful and very enjoyable licks on every tune, but the compositions overall lack depth. Enjoyable, but they don't really "swing". Really strange for an American artist - assumedly - surrounded by Jazz. (Oddly enough, in recent decades European countries - especially Germany - have supported and promoted Jazz, Jazz Rock/Fusion well ahead of the US.)

This collection of tunes are - no doubt - worth checking out, but a masterpiece, they ain't. Not in Prog terms.

BORA | 4/5 |

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