ANGELS AND DEMONS “Power Fusion” /CD/



Debut full-length album by Greek Progressive/Jazz/Fusion Rock band.
This debut full-length release is 78% instrumental and certainly not a head-bang fest. Be prepared, dear listeners, for a brilliantly chilled-out collage of genres in every track. If you are a fan of Jazz, smooth Jazz/Fusion, Blues, or Progressive Metal, you won’t have any trouble finding something to like on this album, and sometimes most of them within the same track.
Playing Fusion is not for the faint of heart nor the weekend warrior musician. Multiple tempos within one track, syncopated rhythms, different musical scales and echoes of anything from Progressive Metal riffs to down-home Blues pulled out of the ethers requires Samurai-like dedication to one’s instrument and an enormous corpus callosum. Whew! It hurts my head to even contemplate dissecting the components of each track. Anchor of the trio, Stornello, is a well-known guitarist, teacher and president of the Modern Music Institute. He also has his own album release called “Jazz It My Way”. He could give George Benson a run for his money). Terenziani is also a renowned guitar instructor and bassist. Both he and Caridi are band mates in Killing Touch. Terneziani and Caridi play in various separate bands, as well. The best showcase of Terenziani’s Jazz solo virtuosity is in “Traffic Jam”. Caridi proved himself the heartbeat of the entire album.
What is so extraordinary about this album, overall, is that not once did any instrument drown out the other. It’s not been a common occurrence to hear each well-played instrument being absolutely distinguishable, giving the listening audience an opportunity to appreciate individual artistry.
This album is sure proof of how exposure to and the playing of more than one genre can broaden one’s inventiveness and technical prowess. It also shows musicians and listeners, alike, that there are some really neat toys to play within our large musicversal sandbox.
Power Fusion certainly has the credibility and song-writing skills to be more than just a one-time fun project for the members involved. However, even if they never continue on, Power Fusion will remain a power example of state-of-the-art Italian Progressive/Fusion. There’s no denying that this album should get a title of one of the best albums of the few last years!
SG Records, 2013 (SGCD062). Made in Italy. First press.


Tracklist:
1. Angels and Demons
2. When Money Talks
3. Traffic Jam
4. Clare Is Gone (Vocal Version)
5. The Riddle
6. No Blues
7. Brasilia
8. Clare Is Gone
9. The Riddle (Vocal Version)
Total playing time: 62:52


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