Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Re: Fire garden or the Extremist?
I've seen this movie before...oh no wait, that was PAW vs FIBD...lol ;o)
First, I call this an unfair comparison because Fire Garden has 2 discs of music and Extremist has only one so you're comparing an album that has 18 tracks to support it with an album that only has 10 tracks to support it...again, unfair comparison, imho.
With that said, I would still pick the Extremist album because as a whole I find it more enjoyable to listen to from start to finish...it flows better to me with fewer self indulgent strange musical meanderings (but then Vai is known for that). Although I will say that Fire Garden has my favorite Steve Vai track of all time "Hand on Heart"... I love that song...and I like that particular track more than any single track from the Extremist - but as a whole, if I had to pick one album over the other, I would go with the Extremist...my $.02