If its successor could arguably be the John Paul Jones album, then 'Presence' is the Jimmy Page album. Plant, Jones and Bonham perform to their usual high standards, but it is the guitar work which dictates the pace and direction of this often overlooked Zeppelin album. Zeppelin fans were used to Plant's vocals duelling with Page, as in the thrust and counter-thrust of 'Black Dog', or dominating songs as in 'Since I've been loving you'. On 'Presence', however, the contributions of Plant et al comply with (and wonderfully, too) the riffs and sequences that Page drives this album with. The opener, 'Achilles Last Stand' is a monumental track, Plant's vocals sitting comfortably atop the fluent and galloping guitar patterns. The stand out track is 'Nobody's Fault But Mine'. The riffs are evocative, punctuated by the pounding, tightly played rythms and interwoven with Plant's vocal. Zeppelin as a unit do not get much better than this. The closing track, the beautiful 'Tea for One' has all the ingredients to be a show-stopper, but once or twice just seems to drift and lose its way a little. 'Presence', while not as diverse in its content as other offerings, is a consumate piece of work and worthy of its place in the Led Zeppelin legacy.