Sometimes a change is as good as a rest, not only has Alberto Rigoni climbed the ladder of Italian heavy metal with the likes of Bad As and The Italians, the bassist has also found time to release nine solo albums that manages to explore genres such as progressive rock, metal and fusion. In a bid to do something a little different, Rigoni has recorded ‘Metal Addicted’, an EP of metal covers.
In essence, that’s what this EP is, it is a little of fun. It isn’t designed to shift sales by the pallet load; it is a bit of a light-hearted nod to those bands that trailblazed forward in the late 80’s and early 90’s, the listener will get faithful renditions of Pantera, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, nothing too out there, we’re talking about ‘Enter Sandman’ level of appreciation, but the band do give it their all. Yet, there is nothing here that makes the listener want to play it again, yeah cool, it’s a bunch of covers and once they’ve been heard, well, that’s it and is that enough to make the listener part with their hard-earned cash? Nah.
This EP would have been much better with some original work and maybe one cover, it does show off some great talent, but it is like a broken pencil. Pointless.
Talented? Yes. Pointless? Yes.
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