......no really! I don't understand what people don't like about 'Fire Garden'. I still can't decide which album i like best - this or 'Passion And Warfare'.
Phase 1 from the bomb-track 'There's a Fire in the House' to the end of the 'Fire Garden Suite' is almost wordless, which is good, because we need to listen to how great the guitar playing is. Phase 2, from 'Deepness'/'Little Alligator', right through to the end of 'Warm regards'* is much better than some people make it out to be. 'Aching Hunger' 'Damn You' and 'Genocide' (all in phase 2) are all hugely pleasurable to play with, so anybody who likes playing, and likes good technical guitar music, will love this album.
* 'Warm regards' - highly under-rated as one of the worlds most beautiful, emotive pieces of music. It is the only possible way to end this epic album: Another like 'There's a Fire in the House' would have left us wanting it to never end, and the album would have been a little disappointing.