Rush for the 2000s?!?
Seriously, :D sounds like Rush man!
Until you breakdown at 0:40 anyhow. lol. :) Then it takes a life of its own.
I like it, man. Simple rock groove with a solid beat.
Wasn't a big fan of the slow solo 1:20-1:30 or so. seemed off-key at times, but the flourish you do at the end of that part is sick.
And then I eat my words later when they all tie together 2:40 or so in and it just gets sick. I -love- harmonized soloing and you pull it off fantastically here. :D
Excellent job, man. I would love to hear this with a singer and fully produced!