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.