metal played Italian style is what Fuoco Fatuo has to offer the hungry
metal community. This promo disc contains songs from their "Tenebra's
Dream" demo from 2002 and their "Of Light and Dark"
demo from 2004. Strangely enough it contains all of the songs from
their first demo, but only half of the songs from their second demo -
missing is the cover-versions of "Seventh Son of a Seventh
Son" (Iron Maiden), "The Mirror" (Dream Theater) and
"E Lucean le stelle" (Puccini).
cover-versions might give you an indication of the musical direction
these 5 Italians are taking - there is a decent cover-version of Blind
Guardians "Imagination from the Other Side" on this release
as well. And I must admit, that at first I thought it was very
mediocre and boring, but then I put my bias aside and started to
listen to the music without letting the bad sound and production spoil
everything for me. Because especially the first demo suffers quite a
bit from a mediocre production, which plays a prominent role in vocal
and choirs department.
after I had listened to it a few times, and solely based on talent and
musicianship, I had to admit, that this band does have something to
offer ... good solid song writing combined with talented musicians is
always a good combination. G. Pilato is a very gifted guitar player,
and he delivers some excellent riffs, licks and soli, and the rest of
his supporting cast doesn't lack talent either ... I really like how
they always leaves room for the bass to be very upfront in the sound.
link in the line-up is sadly enough the vocalist A. Ferrante, I think
he lacks some range and the result is some awful choirs, but things
pick up a bit on the second demo, and he has clearly progressed in the
short intro, 7 decent to good songs ("Human's Hutopia",
"Last Illusion", "Messiah" and "Of Light and
Dark") along with the before mentioned Blind Guardian song is on
offer on this promo, but check out the bands very cool and informal
homepage for further information. Do
give this up and