- Audio CD (September 22, 1998)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Varese Sarabande
- ASIN: B00000C2M3
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #938,863 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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chris completely destroys the competition with long flowing melodies, astonishing song structure, and his signature legato passages that make all those lame shredders look like they're running in slow-mo. his brother also proves to be a worthy drummer, as they compose some very cool syncopation between the guitars and drums. "the fall of babylon" is by far my favorite song, but this is honestly one of those rare discs that you can listen to all the way through and still want more. that being said, the two bonus tracks are not up to par with the rest of the cd, but they're cool to listen to once.
the bottom line: this is seriously the most overlooked instrumental metal album ever recorded. i've heard them all, and this is what they wish they could be.
I never realized how talented C. Poland was until I heard this. He is so much better than his days in Megadeth would allow, and here he let's loose. This is a highly melodic journey from start to finish, with crunching riffs underlying great solo's that are woven over the top of the riffs. His brother, M. Poland supplies impressive percussions that fit into this style perfectly. These two brothers are highly talented musicians....
To describe this, it's galloping riffs sound like early day Iron Maiden, and the solos remind me alot of guitarist J. Matheos and old-school Fates Warning, along with similarities to Coroner's Tommy T. Baron, which focuses on a soaring, bluesy feel....
No vocals, but you don't need them here, the music speaks for itself. All in all, making one incredible release. The production is also flawless. I can't wait to buy his entire collection. He's a wizard axeman...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great playing and great music. You'll have a new appreciation of him after listening to this.Published 3 months ago by Keith M.
So, here's the deal...I was in HS in the late '80s during the heyday of the '80s thrash metal run, so of course I was into the "Big 7". Read morePublished 23 months ago by Razr Maxx
Great guitar player, one of the best that free thinking metal/jazz music has to offer. Definitely recommend to check out this album. Read morePublished on May 24, 2013 by lord_bow
Now, I'm not a big fan of guitar only records, but Poland manages to make the lack of singer inconsequential. Read morePublished on January 12, 2013 by TTKKane
Poland is definitely a skilled soloist. He's just as good at writing cool metal grooves. There is not a dud on this recording. Every track really rocks. Read morePublished on November 15, 2012 by David Porter
Released in 1990 and still sounds fresh to me. Quality compositions utilizing the unlikely combo of thrash/jazz, this disc is every bit as good as anything Satriani and Vai had... Read morePublished on September 27, 2010 by Mega Jim
This album came out in 2002, but sounds good in 2009 -- I only now discovered Chris Poland and his Metalopolis instrumental outing. What a driving beat and pounding rhythm. Read morePublished on December 14, 2009 by Gary Reiner
I didn't care for this disc when I borrowed it from a friend. But years later I listened to it and realized that I was judging it unfairly. Read morePublished on May 1, 2009 by J. Lizik