Steve Vai is a solo artist from New York that is very famous in both the metal and rock genres for all of the bands he has worked with and with his solos stuff he plays a mixture of instrumental rock and metal and this is a review of his classic 1990 album "Passion And Warfare" which was released by Relativity Records.
The album starts out with a very melodic guitar lead along with some a mixture of clean and electric parts and on the following track the rhythm guitars bring in more metal and hard rock elements as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
As the album progresses more spoken word parts are brought into certain sections of the recording along with more traces of blues, funk and progressive rock as well as a mixture of clean and hard parts and there is a great amount of diversity presented on this recording as well as bringing in synths and symphonic elements in certain parts of the music and you can also hear avant garde and experimental elements on the last track.
With this album Steve Vai showed why he was considered on e of the best guitarists back in the day and he brought in a great amount of diversity with this recording with the way he mixed metal and instrumental rock together.
Song lyrics are mostly absent from this album with most of the music being all instrumental, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding recording from Steve Vai and if you are a fan of this artist, you probably already own this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Erotic Nightmares" "The Audience Is Listening" "Blue Powder" and "Alien Love Kiss". 8 out of 10.