Greg Howe officially began his solo career after sending a demo tape to Shrapnel Records in 1987, upon which he was immediately signed by founder Mike Varney. His self-titled debut album was released in 1988, during the popular shred era, and went on to become his highest-selling album. A Guitar World article in 2009 would rank it as tenth in the all-time top ten list of shred albums. The following year, he joined with Albert to form a Van Halen-inspired hard rock group named Howe II. Through Shrapnel, they released two studio albums: High Gear (1989) and Now Hear This (1991).
Greg Howe ( Enrique Inglesias, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson) delves deeper into the experimental fusion idiom, soloing over advanced rhythmic patterns and adventurous chord progressions. Howe is regarded by many as the best of aggressive fusion players and Hyperacuity confirms just that.