Vinnie Moore certainly comes from the school that is labeled "guitar hero." This album is, at times, a prime example of that genre, featuring elements that get a bit noodley and over the top. However, Moore really does a nice spin on the genre. For one thing, even some of his neo-classical moments, which can get a bit stodgy in other hands, often have a fun-loving texture to them. He also wanders from that direction from time to time. Indeed, much of the latter half of the album is made up of fun pieces, many with a Latin influence. This breath of fresh air into the world of the guitar virtuoso should make this album appeal even to those of us who are not fans of the guitar player as god style of music.
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Defying Gravity based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Vinnie Moore does it again with his latest cd "Defying Gravity". His growth as a songwriter is evident on both this and his previous studio outing "The Maze" (a MUST have for all instrumental guitar fans). The only less than stellar song on the album is an acoustic track that seems somewhat uninspired. By the way, if the picture on the cover of this cd really bugs you, get the Japanese version like I did as it has stellar artwork!!