When I listen to and dissect
an album for reviewing purpose I factor in four things the most: technical
skills, song writing, production and vocal performance. I don't care much for
the lyrically aspect and often have no idea what they sing about; the melody
lines are more important to me.
So when I have an album
where the band is struggling in three of my four elements of importance, then
it's easy to understand they might have some problems convincing me and winning
Maybe that's the reason this
album has been sitting on my desk for way too long before I got around writing
the actual review... because there's no doubt they are talented and skillful
musicians; they are just not up to par with most of the releases that pass me
"Kingdom of Rust" is the
debut album by these five Italians, and they show promise and have a solid
foundation to build on. But they need a much better production, better written
songs and a stronger vocalist to make me want to look into them again.
I end up with a decent debut
album, that with all likelihood in drown in the pool of releases.