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4.1 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Nicknames? We don't need no stinking nicknames! ,

Solid not great

Not his best, not his worst.

skull king ,

Musical Masterpiece!

This album is by far one of the greatest pieces of musical artwork to ever be created and don't think I'm being over dramatic because it the guitar work is AMAZING probobly the best guitar playing I've ever heard! With the crazy guitar work that would tickle any guitar players funny bone. You almost always got this weird kind of mystical feeling when listening to this cd and it's abosoloutly breathe-taking! 5/5

DharmaLogos ,

One of Vai's best!

This is my third favorite Vai album after Passion & Warfare and Fire Garden. (I guess after this I'd have to put the also outstanding Sex & Religion and Real Illusions.) Although this album is highly experimental, I think it is probably one of his most accessible albums to a newbie of his music.
"The Blood & Tears" - Upbeat midtempo rocker featuring an sampled exotic Asian vocal melody.
"The Ultra Zone" - heavy metallish with some middle eastern sounding grooves.
"Oooo" - majestically haunting with a melody reminicent of "Salamanders in the Sun"
"Frank" - Tribbute to Frank Zappa.
"Jibboom" - Amazong power trio blues jam, one of the best songs on this album.
"Voodoo Acid" - Vocal song in which Steve tells a psychedelic story with the help of crazy sampling software.
"Windows of the Soul" - Outstanding guitar ballad in a weird time signature.
"The Silent Within" - Vocal song with outstanding melody and sampled instruments. Not much guitar.
"I'll Be Around" - Heartfelt vocal/guitar ballad - one of the best songs here.
"Lucky Charms" - Guitars, horns, and munchkins.
"Fever Dream" - A bunch of different guitar sounds in an ok song.
"Here I Am" - great straightforward hard rock song with vocals.
"Asian Sky" - Rock anthem/guitar extravaganza featuring a couple of guest artists.

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