I am a huge fan of Rusty, he is an insanely talented guitar player and a very nice man in person. This album is exactly what I expected (all in a good way) when getting it. Everything, except, the 2 songs with vocals. WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS
I've had this album for almost a year now, and while it's very impressive, it just doesn't live up to the great solo albums like Perpetual Burn and Rising Force. Rusty is a skilled writer, but you wouldn't know it from listening to this album unfortunately. Most of the album focuses on his ungodly chops, eschewing memorable songs in the process. I've only listened to this album once, because it just gets painfully boring and just difficult to listen to this kind of extreme shredding. The first song is the only one that really stands out here. The half-keen ear will notice that almost every song begins with a low sounding slide, which gets really annoying after a while. I call this "great" simply for the technical prowess, and it does have its moments. I recommend picking up the self-titled Outworld disc instead.