Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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More like 4.5 stars
John DeWald | Denver, CO USA | 08/01/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the album that launched Joe Stump's solo career after his stint with Trash Broadway. It was originally recorded on 16-track, 1/2" tape machine and the production wasn't the clearest. That said, there was absolutely no denying Joe's incredible talent. If you like neo-classical or shred, this is a fantastic album to own. Joe stays solidly in what most would call the shred camp, but he brings a lot of different influences to the game. In addition to the expected "classical composer" influences, you'll hear a lot of Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker, Ritchie Blackmore and Gary Moore influences. That said, I think it's very easy to hear Joe's own style and personality coming through. If you dig high-tech guitar with cool songs, this is a great disc to own.One last note - Leviathan Records recently re-issued and re-mastered this disc. Having owned the original CD and the re-mastered one, I can say that you definitely want the new edition. The overall presence and separation of the instruments is so much better."
Fretboard Mastery, a Guitar Legend is Born
John DeWald | 10/22/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The production leaves a little to be desired, but there's no diputing Joe's absolutely amazing neo-classical guitar destruction. The man is awe-inspiring, he's like Malmsteen on speed. The drums are also a pleasent surprise with lots of double bass drum beats to go with the heavy guitar."
Not too shabby
Erik Smith | California | 01/05/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Most people think "Joe Who?" But although not widely known, this is a seriously talented guitarist. The track "jetaime" stands out as the jem of the album and one of my favorites (up there with "Air" by Becker or "Icarus" by Malmsteen). A fairly solid album but production hinders its potential in my opinion."