Mr. Sherinian comes back with a brand new instrumental album, musically in the same vein with his latest releases. Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy) is once again present, among others, on the guitar duties and singing lead on the one and only vocal track of the album. Rusty Cooley and Taka Minamino are new talented guitar players, since Derek was searching for some new blood for this album. The impressive lineup goes on with names like Tony Franklin (Firm, Blue Murder, Whitesnake etc)on fretless bass, Virgil Donati (Ring Of Fire, Steve Vai etc) on drums, Brian Tichy on drums and guitar and many more.

There are no surprises in this album. Heavy enough to make you bang your head, dark with some psychedelic touches here and there, complex song structures, is going to intrigue every progster out there. It’s not an easy to listen album to the untrained ear, partially due to it’s instrumental nature, but it can grow in everyone after a couple od plays. Sherinian’s unique style (often his playing is mentioned as guitar-like) makes a perfect match for heavy riffs and wild guitar soloing. And guitars here play an unusually important role for a keyboardist’s solo album. Closing track “So Far Gone” is another story, since it is the only vocal track and a pretty straightforward heavy metal song.

The overall impression is that Sherinian isn’t breaking any new ground with Molecular Heinosity. He developed a very personal style with his solo albums delivering good music. If you were expecting something entirely new you will disappointed. As a final note, the album is really short by today’s standards. A couple more tracks could easily fit in.

Track List Line Up
01. Antarctica
02. Ascension
03. Primal Eleven
04. Wings Of Insanity
05. Frozen By Fire
06. The Lone Spaniard
07. Molecular Intro
08. Molecular Heinosity
09. So Far Gone
Derek Sherinian- Keyboards
Zakk Wylde – Vocals, Guitar

Rusty Cooley – Guitar

Taka Minamono- Guitar
Brett Garsed- Guitar
Tony Franklin- Fretless Bass
Jimmy Johnson – Bass
Virgil Donati – Drums
Brian Tichy – Drums, Guitar
Rob Mules – Bass
Tina Guo – Cello