CD Review: Joe Satriani - Unstoppable Momentum


Unstoppable Momentum
Epic Records
Producer: Joe Satriani & Mike Fraser
Score: 9 of 10

Unstoppable Momentum continues Joe Satriani’s galactic reign as supreme commander of instrumental rock guitar. With Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Chris Chaney on bass, and Mike Keneally on keys, flawless production is offset by musicianship that is as good as it gets. Satriani’s mastery is in evidence throughout. The single “A Door Into Summer” harkens back to the radio friendly “Summer Song,” while the blazing guitar in “Lies And Truth” speaks to hardcore fans. The rest of the album rocks mightily with varying grooves, textures and inspired band interaction. Unstoppable Momentum is top-notch Satch playing at the height of his musical powers. –Oscar Jordan