This is great searing instrumental guitar rock that rivals the likes of Marty Friedman, Eric Johnson, Gary Hoey, and fellow label-mate David Chastain. Over time I've gotten tired of music with vocals in them, for in cases where the musicianship is great, the vocals simply detract from it and encourage laziness. In Rapid Fire Rondo Joe Stump's guitar work is constantly changing and mutating and is a listener's delight! Every note is carefully crafted and simply a pleasure to listen to. I highly recommend this release!