Tommy Ermolli
Step Ahead
Style: Instrumental Rock
Release date: October 10th 2009

Tommy Ermolli is a 21 year old guitarist from Italy known for his work in TWINSPIRITS and  KHYMERA and this release entitled ‘Step Ahead’ is his debut solo album.


There’s no doubt that Tommy is a fabulous guitar-player and fabulous musicians tend to write music for musicians. Music that the average listener finds quite boring but this is not the case with Tommy Ermolli’s ‘Step Ahead’. No, this is not all about shredding and how fast, insane and technical you can play. This is controlled music that provides interesting stuff for both the average listener but also for the trained musician.


‘Step Ahead’ is more rock than metal but that shouldn’t stop you from checking this CD out. Yes, this is instrumental rock with a bit of blues and jazz thrown in. But don’t worry... he’s not overdoing the jazz-thing.


‘Step Ahead’ is a pleasant surprise in my humble opinion. The guitar melody-lines are quite catchy and his solos are just pure pleasure. Mostly because he’s not overdoing them. This is controlled music as written above.


Check it out. 


01. Endless Space

02. Jou Of Illussion

03. Step Ahead

04. Enlightening Darkness

05. Renewed

06. Magic

07. Taking Control

08. Virtual Redefinition

09. Arrival

Label: Lion Music
Distribution: Border Music Distribution AB
Artwork rating: 50/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: November 16th 2009