mind when listening to new music. So let me change things up a bit and introduce you to Metatrone, an Italian Progressive Metal Band and their latest CD - Eucharismetal!
Founding members include the main vocalist Jo Lombardo, guitarist Stefano Calvagno, and keyboard/vocalist Father
Davide Bruno. Father?! Yessiree bob, the man behind the guttural growls is a priest. In addition, two new members Dino Fiorenza on bass and Salvo Grasso on drums make this one powerhouse of a line up. Fortunately I can understand Italian, as well as bits of Latin and Hebrew that helped in writing this review but the music and vocals are so powerful it really doesn’t matter. Great music is universal and this CD is just THAT great. Hard, Heavy, Melodic, and Powerful.
Starting with Alef Dalet Mem, a powerful song about surviving child abuse, the music, vocals, and message got my
attention right away. The song appears both in English and Italian, as does Keep Running/Lascia Che Sia. Wow. The second track, Molokai, is sung in Italian with a relateable topic about religious fanaticism and making people outcasts. A few of the English tracks, Wheat and Weeds, In Spirit and Truth, and Latest News From Light are well written hard/progressive rock tunes. The instrumental Mozart’s Nightmare showcases the band’s musical talents with excellent keyboard and guitar solos throughout. The other tracks are just as powerful. The Latin prayer Regina Coeli is a choral, symphonic delight.
Metatrone’s Eucharismetal builds a bridge between Christian and secular progressive metal that is just as strong as the music within…e magnifico!
1. Alef Dalet Mem
3. Beware the Sailor
4. Wheat and Weeds
5. In Spirit and Truth
6. Mozart’s Nightmare
7. Keep Running
8. Salva L’Anima
9. Latest News From Light
10. Una Parte Di Me
11. Regina Coeli
12. Alef Dalet Mem (Italian Version)
13. Lascia Che Sia
Total Run Time: 65:00
Release Date: March 11, 2016
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