band ARACHNES formed
back in 1995 by Caruso brothers, Enzo “Vincent” Caruso (vocals)
Franco “Frank” Caruso (Guitars) when they gave up a Hard Rock
project called Firehouse in order
to start a brand new musical-concept with lots of different
influences and more oriented to the
virtuoso-approach of guitars and arrangements.
Praise of Science” is their 5th studio-album and I
must admit that I’m only familiar with their 4th album
called “Primary Fear” (2003), which is quite good, so what
about the new one?
threw this album in my CD-player and after 2 spins I was ready to
throw it in the bin, but I gave it another
chance… and then another and suddenly after 7 to 8 spins it
opened up to me.
had two problems with this release until it opened up to me. Enzo
Caruso’s vocals… at times he is
very hard to understand and sometimes they are a bit too
progressive for my taste.
after 7 to 8 spins I somehow got used to both problems I had with
this release in the first place and
now I’m actually enjoying most of the tracks there is to be
found here on “In Praise of Science”.
the very memorable “Just Try and Hit Me” with a chorus that
will stick like glue to your brain for days
to the more progressive stuff Arachnes shows they are very
especially impressed with guitarist, Franco “Frank” Caruso.
His work is so… so brilliantly melodic! It
leaves a smile upon your face at just how delicately placed some
melodies are within his solos.
of the tracks are enjoyable leaving only a few ones that are not
above average, I can recommend this album
to all ARACHNES fans
out there with no hesitation.
rest of you should listen before you buy.