Sound — 10
I actually got this cd at one of Michael's guitar clinics in LA for about $5. plus he aughtographed it to me. Michael Angelo Batio's sound is very distinctive here. Even when theres a song where other guitarists do a solo too, you can always tell when its michael. His blazing fast solos always catch your ear. The general music style is metal and neoclasical metal. All the songs are great, and I never get tired of listening to them. HWS, Zeppelin Forever, and Tribute to Randy are my favorites. None of the solos seem repetitve because its not just the same technique used each time. It sounds incredible.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are nonexistint, because this album has none. But during songs like Tribute to Randy, Zeppelin Forever, and Dream On, he plays the vocal melody on a guitar. Besides, the tracks don't need vocals, it would only take away from the rest of the music.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall, this is a great album. Hands down the best instrumental album I have ever heard. Great guitar parts, both lead and rythm. As I said earlier, the style is mostly metal, but Zeppelin Forever, All Along The Watchtower, and Dream On aren't so heavy and Zeppelin Forever has a real nice acoustic part in the song. You will not be dissapointed in buying this CD.