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on 17 April 2001
I heard that ARP was a guitarist of similar calibre to Yngwie Malmsteen, so I went for it and got this CD. And whilst this is no neoclassical fest, he is a good player.
I can't get used to the guitar sound - it's sterile and too buzzy (a bit like a wasp in a lawnmower). And the songwriting isn't very good. And the vocalist sseems to struggle with some of the high notes. And some of the soloing is messy. And there are long instrumental parts, which are just plain boring - 3 notes over and over, then a key change and same pattern a note lower. For 5 minutes.
Now, I am a fan of instrumental rock, I love Satch, Vai and Yngwie, I am quite happy with long songs. And there are a few reasonable moments (Caroussel is OK and has a catchy chorus, hence the second star).
But I'd go for any Yngwie album any day. or save your cash.