Sound — 10
I don't really listen to that much guitar instrumental stuff these days. Most of it is just boring and technical, without any real tunes or melodies. This album is the big exception. Sometimes you get an album that regardless of the style just stands out because of the quality of the music. Solar Flare is such a CD. This album is pure class. You're not going to hear anything else quite like it! Phi Yaan-Zek knows how to write real music. Its the kind of music that keeps you on the edge of your seat, rocking out with mind-blowing riffs one minute and then taking you on a surreal journey into dream like soundworlds the next.
Lyrics — 10
No lyrics, but the guitar sings the melodies. It gets a 5 because Yaan-Zek's playing is that impressive.
Overall Impression — 10
I think every guitar player will be inspired by this CD. Even if you're bored with the usual guitar hero thing, get this album anyway as it takes it all to a whole new level because Yaan-Zek's composing and playing skills are simply that amazing.