on 13 June 2003
jason becker ,if yr a fan of shred guitar was a extremely talented guitarist from the 80,s.
and this was his solo album ,he was in the band with marty friedman called cacophony ( try speed metal symphony)
this cd is brilliant and one of the best guitar albums of the 80,s and possibly ever.
his playing is very skillful and in the case of air(brilliant track) emotional. check the start and finish of the song ,the fingerpicking is absolutely amazing
altitudes is excellent well brilliant really and the other tracks are just as good and showcases a brilliant guitarist at such a young age ,i dont even think malmsteen or angelo would have been this good at this age.
amazing guitar album from the 80,s BUY IT
on 5 December 2013
This is a 5 star album, no question! Becker had gained amazing abilities on guitar before he was out of school, then teamed up with Marty Friedman for a while to form Cacophony... so once he'd reached this point, he had truly mastered the guitar and he shows it. With tracks like Altitudes, Perpetual Burn, Air, Eleven Blue Egyptians, Dweller In The Cellar, this album is worth every penny!
on 30 October 1999
With influences from Blues (including a duet with Marty Friedman of Megadeth) and from such effective sources as Baroque and Syrian, this is the extreme form of fretboard delight - but although powerful, it is never shabby or youthfully arrogant. Surprisingly enough, because Mr. Becker was a mere 17 on recording this album. Despite the very dated album cover, this will always be part of the hardy perennials of my collection.