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Epic - 85%

Human666, September 23rd, 2011

One of the more outstanding guitar heroes that popped out in the 80's was Vinnie Moore.
People often refer to him as a Malmsteen's clone...well, they can go fuck monkeys.
Or zebras.

'Mind's Eye' is a superb album, probably one of the shredding albums I've played the most.
Malmsteen isn't the man who invented classical music, he also wasn't the first guitarist to
combine classical music with rock, so that stupid argument of Vinnie Moore being just a
Malmsteen clone is utterly dumb. 'Mind's Eye' is an emotive and aggressive shredfest with a
topnotch production and the very praiseworthy guest work of Tony MacAlpine with keyboards.

'In Control' open this album with a heavy riff and continues with some twinning lead guitars
and catchy themes. Then at 2:11 strikes in a jaw dropping synth solo of MacAlpine that
equals the lead guitars with it's complexity and velocity. 'Daydream' that comes later,
is probably one of the more recognised tracks of Moore. It's a midpaced track with
marvelous couple of lead guitars and some high quality melodic tunes. Then around the
third minute MacAlpine strikes again with another jaw dropping synth solo that sounds like it
came out of an alien ship that is about the explode the whole fucking world in three
seconds! Which leading us to 'Saved By A Miracles' that opens with a sharp clean guitars
section and then continues to some seriously epic guitar sequences plus an aggressive and
ego boosting drums solo of that naughty Tommy Aldridge!

This album just rocks from beginning till the end. The songs aren't outstandingly unique
from each other, but they are solid enough in their characters and have interesting
structures so they don't sounds too similar. Anyway, if you like good guitar solos and
catchy synths, get this album.