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    Lead vocal is definitely way too dry on that one. Production is compressed, making the guitars harsh. Other than that, I thought it was pretty good. Main other complaint is that Zak overdoes it with the vibrato, but that could be age-related. Dio did the same thing late in life.

    It didn't knock me out, to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    Thread title read as "New Zakk Wylde" and I was surprised with what I was hearing.
    I thought it was Steve Stevens.
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    All of Zak's non-Savatage/TSO stuff has been well produced, sounds great, but has been pretty unmemorable. I had two of the Circle II Circle albums in my car's CD changer for years and still couldn't identify a particular song on either one.

    Jon Oliva's Pain has some rough edges, but it's clear where a lot of the songwriting chops lie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Jon Oliva's Pain has some rough edges, but it's clear where a lot of the songwriting chops lie.
    There never was any doubt in my mind. Jon is the engine that drives all those projects, and when he stopped writing for CIIC (after the 1st record), it was boring. Same with TSO.

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    I really love Zak's voice, but I couldn't make it through this song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Generic Frontiers Music melodic metal release #123667454. Song is fine, Zak is good but too loud, and it has zero identity.
    Yeah...I love Zak, and there's nothing specifically wrong with the song except it's kinda paint-by-numbers modern melodic metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cossack View Post
    Yeah...I love Zak, and there's nothing specifically wrong with the song except it's kinda paint-by-numbers modern melodic metal.
    I hate that you're right.

    All of his non-Tage stuff is like this. :\

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