Joe Satriani

Album Title: 
Unstoppable Momentum
Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Review Type: 

Unless you have been living under a rock, you must have heard about Satriani. On of the best guitar players around at the moment. Over the last two decades, the man has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star "G3" guitar extravaganza. Of his 14 solo albums 2 went platinum and 4 gold with 15 Grammy nominations between them. In 2009, Satriani joined with former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith, to form the stand out rock collaboration, Chickenfoot. So yes he is one busy man, but he still founded some time to write, record and release a new record entitled “Unstoppable Momentum “.

Now normally I look forward to these kind of records but at the same time they scare me a bit off. Hearing a person play like that is just awesome and inspiring, but at the same time it can be overwhelming when you get hit by an avalanche of millions of notes and sounds. To be fair, Joe made a perfect balance although I must say he overdid the effects on some tracks. And the tracks are awesome, but here and there I miss some music, riffs or leads that should be just a bit heavier.