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on February 2, 2009
While there's some nice guitar soloing going on here, it's really nothing groundbreaking that will change the way you listen to guitar playing. This is just typical Deep Purple and Metallica-like influences, with guitar workouts played at lightning speed (in fact, on one track, there's a noticeable influence of the classic late 70's Rainbow song "The Gates of Babylon" that's too similiar to be a coincidence).
Also, the guitar solos themselves aren't terribly interesting on several occasions, so this is by no means something Allman Brothers, Santana, or Iron Maiden fans should listen to. This is more like a bunch of flashy guitar workouts just for the sake of showing off some talented guitar playing skills, and nothing more.
It's nice to hear an album like this every so often though, because it rocks really hard and sounds good. The notes themselves could stand to be more exciting though.