Impellitteri – Venom Album Review:
Impellitteri released some venom on us recently and hear is our take on it. Stay tuned for an interview with Chris Impellitteri right here on Rock That Metal. You will find out more about the artist, what he thinks about the label “shredder” and much, much more!
To give it away up front: This ten track release (plus two bonus tracks depending on format) is jam-packed with blistering hard-rock and metal goodness and, of course, excellent guitar work.
Opening with the title track “Venom” and lead vocalist Rob Rock’s scream “ARE YOU READY????”, this track sets the tone for the album. It is a blend of guitar driven power metal, blended with hard rock elements and some excellent vocal harmonies. Between Chris and a Rock (ha!), James Pulli on bass and Glen Sobel on drums are doing a fantastic job.
The second track “Empire of Lies” doesn’t hold back either and has great vocal harmonies again, complimented by a guitar solo that makes you want to practice more – it is not just pure shred, but some great melodies in there as well.
“We Own The Night” opens with the line “It’s time to rooock!!!!!!!!!!!” and Impellitteri surely does it in an almost Whitesnake way. Lovely!
“Nightmare” is next up and while it starts out as a power metal number this track has so much stuff going on in it, from some disharmonies reminiscent of Alice Cooper or at times Anthrax to 80’s glam rock background vocals. This is a killer track that will be on your rotation for a long time!
“Face The Enemy” starts out as a balladesque song, turns into a mid-tempo stomper, eases into slow tempo again at times and has a catchy 80’s chorus – we love this track!
The remaining tracks are nothing to sneeze it as well and one of our other favorites on “Venom” is the in parts Iron Maiden inspired “Time Machine”.
2. Empire Of Lies
3. We Own The Night
5. Face The Enemy
6. Dominoe Theory
9. Time Machine
10. Holding On
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