Joe Satriani released his 15th studio album with Chickenfoot's Glenn Hughes & Chad Smith on board as well.
‘Energy’ is the first track andis exactly what the songtitle predicts, energetic paced pure Satriani.
‘Catbot’ gives us a great Hughes bass line which is the foundation complmented by Smith on which Satriani can shine with a great distorted sound.
‘Thunder High On The Mountain’ has a grat atmosphere to start with, but changed to a thindering riff and shifting back to the same feelful atmosphere again.
‘Righteous’ was sent to Bryan Adams in the past to add his vocals to.
Adams sadly felt he would spoil the song with his vocals. I personally disagree on this because despite Satriani being a master in delivering instrumental guitar albums i think it would be so much stronger to add vocals to it. Why not do this when you already have Glenn Hughes on board anyway.
The album continues song by song with so many influences a genius guitar music it is hard to say something new to the fantastic licks, riffs grooves et cetera.
Joe is a true master and if you are a guitar player yourself you'd probably dig this for sure.
every track is dranched in quality.
Without vocals however you might get bored after a few spins if you are not into very technical guitarmusic.