Τετάρτη, 17 Ιουνίου 2015

BUG – Alpha review




BUG – Alpha
Quà Rock Records
I don’t have any information about this release. I only know that it is a solo project of the musician Lorenzo Meoni. The booklet of the CD only included the track titles and a story about a cyborg that rebels against his master (The Terminator is a big influence for everyone).
THE COVER: The cover is simple enough and yet fits to their whole philosophy. It shows some digital branches and the world BUG on the center and below the title of the album “Alpha”.
MUSICAL STYLE: This is an instrumental album and its creator has the hard task to express all the emotions and ideas through his music. The interesting part though with BUG is that Lorenzo uses his skills in order to create the emotions he wants to express through the music without showing off. The basis of BUG’s sound is traditional heavy and speed metal, but you can also find some jazz or fusion elements.
COMPOSITIONS: The album includes 11 instrumental compositions and through them it narrates the story of a man crafted cyborg that feels human emotion and rebels against his creator. Such a story needs to be told by music that is both melodic and aggressive and that’s exactly what you will listen to here. Personally speaking the style of Lorenzo brought to my mind Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR).
CONCLUSION: I am not a big fan of instrumental albums because most of the times the musicians behind them use them in order to show off their skills. These kinds of albums apply better to people who want to improve their skills. There are though some instrumentals like this one that are made for all the listeners and restore my faith to the genre. If the absence of lyrics doesn’t bother you, then you will enjoy this album.
Nick “Verkaim” Parastatidis