The opening to JEF BEAR's "The Prisoner" is reminiscent of King Crimson in their "Red" period. From there, BEAR's guitar work blasts away in broad strokes, like a prisoner trying to climb walls. He falls down then tries again. A fiery, burning piece.
Jef Bear's "the Prisoner" and Karl Welty's "Jade Cycle" are also worth the price of the disc, and will appeal to those of us who like to crank it up until our ears bleed.