Alcatrazz - Disturbing The Peace (1985) (Expanded Edition)
Metal | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Store for Music/MZR CD 630, russian pressing | rel: 2011 | 895Mb
With the departure of Yngwie Malnsteen, Steve Vai moves in to handle the axe duties for Alcatrazz on their follow up to a pretty sucessful No Parole From Rock and Roll. Vai wastes no time in making his mark. Gone are Malmsteen's classical runs and Blackmore riffs and in is Vai's weirdo note bending and blazing runs that are really the opposite of the Malmsteen style. But it works. It works because Vai works within the song structure and the songs are good enough to stand on their own. Vai just makes them a bit more interesting. High spots are 'Mercy", 'Sons and Lovers", 'will you be home tonight' and 'stripper' . Low spots are "Desert Diamond' and "Skyfire'. Steve Vai has always seemed to be a guitarist without any soul to his playing, no matter how technical it can be. Here he comes close to playing with soul, but again its all in the songs.