Italian Way Music
We are all used to the idea of guitar virtuosos releasing solo albums in order to display their methods and musical style, but a bass player to release a solo album, well this is not something usual. Fabiano Andreacchio is a talented and virtuoso bass player who played in such bands like the BANDITZ, JOHN ROX and MOTHERCARE. Now he decided to release his solo album and play the music that fits to his personality and style better. So let me tell you a few things about it…
THE COVER: Not much to tell about the cover since it is quite simple and ordinary for such solo instrumental releases. It shows the musician with his bass and that’s all folks.
MUSICAL STYLE: It is really hard to describe the sound of Fabiano since he mixes many different styles. I think that he moves somewhere between progressive metal and the technical thrash metal genre spiced up with some fusion and jazz touches.
COMPOSITIONS: In this release you will have the chance to listen to 11 compositions most of which are instrumental and only the last one under the title “Fly Over” has lyrics and vocals. As I mentioned above the compositions are a mixture of progressive and technical thrash metal and they have a lot of grooves and a modern approach. The thing is that they sound fresh and have variety that keeps the interest of the listener without overdoing it in showing off.
CONCLUSION: I am not a big fan of instrumental albums to tell you the truth because I am more of a fan than a musician so I don’t have much experience of the techniques that a musician uses, but on the other hand if something is good and has melodies and it is straight to the point then I have no problem at all. Fabiano managed to release an album that is both technical and yet straight to the point and I think that it applies both to metal fans and musicians that want to expand their techniques.