was born in Milan, Italy, 1977 and at the age of 10 he was getting
fond of music and guitars. He devoted 7 years of his young life to
private lessons of Classic and Flamenco guitar and after reaching
full mastery of his instrument he gave private lessons for 6 years.
Well, back to 2007 and I’m sitting here with
full-length debut album titled “Devotion Materialize”… and my first
reaction after a few listens was that this guy must be a little
crazy. We get 7 tracks of what he call “Industrial-Horror Metal” and
I do think that this is the right description of his music.
We get everything here… Metal, Funk, Industrial,
Electronic, Folk, Blues, Country and flamenco spiced with both clean
vocals and growls.
I must admit that this album needs a few spins to
grow but after a while… maybe 6 to 7 spins it actually sounds quite
need to hide behind the big guitar-heroes out there, because not
only can he shred as well as the best of them but he’s got a quite a
distinct style that I find myself quite attracted to.
I never feel bored when I listen to it, and I
discover new things with every listen. I find it exceptionally
technical but also extremely accessible and not just a million
boring guitar-solos but Metal peppered with all kinds of different
styles as mentioned above. I find every track quite good but if I
should name one track that I find really amazing it will be track
number 2 “Splatter on a Bluegrass”. This track starts with a short
guitar-solo and bursts right into a mix of Flamenco with aggressive
vocals (growls). Suddenly it changes into a totally crazed Country
style… and then Tango… and then back to Flamenco… very amusing and a
more than fantastic track.
“Devotion Materialize” is maybe not for every one but
if you’re into Metal mixed with all kinds of music give it a try and
discover a fantastic guitarist.