At a private show last month in Los Angeles, Stone Temple Pilots made its triumphant return to the stage at the Troubadour
The new album is significantly better than the debut. The band had taken into account all critics and recorded a very good album. The production is cleaner and much more professional now, the sound is more powerful and the music becomes more interesting, progressive, complicated and variable. Not all material is perfect here, but some tracks are really great and in general “Journey to Infinity” is a decent work and it could be recommended to Melodic Power Progressive Metal fans.
While known for his work with Firewind, Dream Evil, Nightrage and Mystic Prophecy, the wider American audience will probably recognize Gus G for his performance on Ozzy Ozbourne’s 2010 album “Scream.” To me the guitar sounded like second hand Zakk Wylde and it left me unimpressed. But try not to think of that album — Gus’ second solo L.P. is a pretty decent blast of melodic metal.