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Derek Sherinian


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.06 | 103 ratings

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5 stars If you think that guitar is just for rhythm only and solos are for showing off than you can skip this. I am sure you are used in doing that for most of prog metal albums. But if you like shred, if you like metal, if you like solos, if you like sabbath, if you like malmsteen, if you like DT, damn if you still like thrash...this works for you. It works fine!

Cause this album provides of the highest standard virtuoso speedy guitar and keys solos, sometimes fusion and sometimes classic metal but always at the top. I like the way he brings up the best of everyone he works with. And if you check the credits you 'll see that he likes to work with the best

Breathtaking rhythm parts, music that marches on mid to up tempo, that keeps you high throughout the whole record. Headbanging rules!

Then strange quiet sounds with winds and jazzy moments. Melody builds up and returns to beautiful melancholic parts.

If you starting reviewing a track after a few notes, everything here starts from 4 stars. Some need a few seconds to go to 5 but nothings drops below 4.

When you arrive breathless on the final track, a nice surprise waits you. Idol voice provides a nice way to cool things off.

Sherinian done it again! He felt aggressive, he delivered aggressiveness. This is metal with progressive fusion parts. The joke at the finale sums up the feeling of this great work.

Sophocles | 5/5 |


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