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Steve Vai


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3.59 | 149 ratings

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3 stars One of the classic Vai albums.

Vai is one of the most gifted guitarists of all time, and has what I consider the essential lead tone. His playing is almost unmatched, with only a select few who can pull of the maneuvers he does with his instrument.

Songs that come to mind are The Animals and For the Love of God, impressive lead pieces that are wonderfully crafted. His technique is not so impressive in his ability to run all over the fretboard, but in the control he has over the instrument, his intonation, ability to use effects, and his stunning vibrato which is a revolutionary technique.

I will admit there are some downers on the album, and that being a guitar album, it's only likely to appeal to a select few. However, if you are a guitarist, this is a must have in every sense of the phrase. He is the master of his craft, and has done more with the instrument on this album than many could hope to accomplish in their entire career.

OpethGuitarist | 3/5 |


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