As I said all the tracks are a delight. This comes from a very picky and critical fusion lover. But if you want headbanging, spine-tingling, fiery-fused abandon then do these two tracks first “On the Road by Noon” and then “Sudden Impulse”. Good golly Miss Molly! Land sakes! Izzat Mahervishner er sumthin’?
Excelsior! is one of those releases that is firmly a must-have for fusion folks. Bill Berends on fiery riffage guitars, is driven by a maddening wall of brother Rich's drumming. This is Mastermind in their prime. But there is much more. Fusion and rock genius Jens Johansson joins the team on explosive keys and synth bass. If you loved The Mahavishnu Orchestra, enjoyed Johansson's recent fusion projects with Allan Holdsworth, Shawn Lane, and Mike Stern be sure to grab your own copy of Mastermind's return to the primal roots of killer fusion. Excelsior! will delight progheads as well. Do it again guys, do it again!
Style: Fusion/Progressive Rock