||Alex Masi got his start back in 1984 when his band Dark Lord was
born. A short three years later in 1987, Alex landed in Los Angeles
to record for Metal Blade Records. In 1989, his first solo effort
received a Grammy Nomination for Best Rock Instrumental. "Eternal
Struggle" still shows why he was nominated for a Grammy for
"Attack of the Neon Shark," and how he's now back. There
is some really amazing guitar work on both electric and acoustic
guitars found throughout this disk. This mastery goes on for nearly
an hour and for twelve tracks. There is even a cover for the Foreigner
song "Blue Morning, Blue Day." Alex does know what he
is doing when he is playing the guitar, but this CD isn't perfect.
Overall "Eternal Struggle" was written well, but at times
it seems as if something was missing or the 80's style was interfering
with the times. Masi has a grabbed my attention and I hope to have
another dosing in the future.