Arachnes - Primary Fear

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Scarlet Records
Catalog Number: SC 070-2
Format: CD
Total Time: 50:46:00

Primary Fear is the fourth album from the Italian power prog band, Arachnes.

This band counts on a great guitarist like Franco Caruso, a guitar virtuoso, and on a good singer, too, like Enzo Caruso. Their music is a power prog symphonic metal with a lot of neoclassical influences. It is arranged a lot and it has some prog tastes, like the track called "Eruption" shows. It is the first part of Tarkus by Emerson, Lake and Palmer and there is a double bass drum in it that lets the sound get close to power music. Plus you can find a great solo by Franco Caruso.

It's a pity that the album hasn't a lot of variations, so the sound remains too similar to itself. In fact, this is the main problem. But I think that is a general problem of the neoclassical power-prog style. It's too repetitive.

To conclude, this is a good power prog release, with all pros and cons of the genre.

Osonzes / Battle To The Victory / Primary Fear / The Warning / Still Waters / Thriller / To Escape Death / Not Fair (prelude) / Not Fair / Tota Pulchra / My Old Refuge / My Son And I / Running In The Labyrinth / Eruption / Scherzo in E Minor

Franco Caruso - guitars and backing vocals
Enzo Caruso - lead vocal, piano and keyboards
Paolo Giani - bass
Jaco - drums

The Goddess Temple (1998/2001)
Metamorphosis (2000)
Parallel Worlds (2001)
Apocalypse (2002)
Primary Fear (2003)

Genre: Progressive/Power Metal

Origin IT

Added: January 11th 2004
Reviewer: Davide Guidone
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Language: english


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