Ark Burn In The Sun

The Norwegian rock duo of John Macaluso (of TNT) and Tore Ostby make an album that has to do with "universal imbalance," or something like that. The "Steve Vai” rock styling (after all, this is from Vai's label) has a ’80s softness to it; if you sit in front of the speakers in a chair while listening to this album, you will become the guy in that classic Memorex logo with the hair being blown back. Fans of Dream Theater might want to have a lick at this album, as well as those hardcore Rush fans that are still dwelling in a basement in Scarborough. (Favored Nations)