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Steve Vai


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4 stars Steve Vai is excellent guitarist working on the border with progressive rock for a years. This album is great work, and one more evidence how nice guitar music outside of progressive world could be.

Album is eclectic mix of songs and instrumentals, but in this case "eclectic" means different and interesting, not chaotic. Steve has his own playing manner, and you will easily find it here. But all diversity of music is so wide, that you will never be bored. Some melodic guitar rock songs make a basis of this album, but you will find many influences there. From oriental melodies in "Bangkok" to some electronic sounds, complex drumming and excellent guitar soloing. Vocals is a bit vintage, but very competent, there Devin Townsend is participated as guest singer as well.

Even if album has some pop-scent and only traces of progressive sound, this is pleasant and interesting work. Good work for real guitar rock music lovers.

snobb | 4/5 |


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