Top 10 Classic Shred Albums | Guitar World
GW's Top 10 Albums:
10. Greg Howe - Greg Howe
9. Cacophany - Speed Metal Symphony
8. Michael Lee Firkins - Michael Lee Firkins
7. Shawn Lane - Powers of 10
6. Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien
5. Steve Vai - Passion & Warfare
4. Edge of Insanity - Tony Macalpine
3. Vinnie Moore - Mind's Eye
2. Racer X - Live: Extreme Volume
1. Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Rising Force
Great list (I would probably have a different order though).
I have heard great things about all these albums and not to mention I own a few of these.
Surfing with the Alien is probably my favorite instrumental album ever... too good! Passion & Warfare is a fantastic album as well! Vai just slays so many players with that album.
I think it's pretty cool that Michael Lee Firkins got some love on this list. Such a great and underated player. Shawn Lane, awesome... nuff said.
Bruce (rhythm/lead in Racer X) does a fantastic job on that CD. He is nuts! Him and Paul were such a good team playing together.
Glad to see Power Of 10 in there. Some of Shawn's melodies in that are my favourite ever recorded on guitar.
Also Rising Force as number 1? Very much approved, I LOVE that album.