Turrigenous - Turrigenous

Year of Release: 2003
Label: self-released
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 00:00:00

This review is part of a longer article A Day At The Indies; this is the third review in the grouping. -ed

Turrigenous is both the title and alias for the solo-project debut by Gregory Giordano, hailing from Lynbrook, NY, and previously a member of the band Evolution. In his press kit, Giordano proclaims that "Turrigenous is the resurrection of American progressive metal." Between us, I don't think American prog-metal ever died - Metallica and Dream Theater are still out there busting the boards - but Giordano does a fair job of carrying the mantle. His approach is certainly unique; Giordano handles all guitars, basses, vocals, and drum programming. Now, I despise programming, but Giordano coaxes some acceptable sounds from his computer, good enough in spots to fool the casual listener. The Turrigenous sound is a bit retro, one that would fit comfortably in the late Eighties alongside Dokken, Malmsteen, Iron Maiden and And Justice For All-era Metallica, with a touch of death metal thrown in for good (?) measure. The songs are pretty good, too, but start to sound "samey" about halfway through Turrigenous, with two notable exceptions. "Synthesis" is a quasi-Joe Satriani/Steve Vai style rocker, and "Losing Faith" would've fit nicely on Queensryche's Tribe, thanks to the rolling acoustic rhythm. Definitely prog-metal, but mostly metal, Turrigenous is the antithesis of Hourglass - if you like where Dream Theater is headed nowadays, Turrigenous may be for you. Visit Greg Giordano and read up on Turrigenous at www.turrigenous.com.

The Alpha / Into the Sun / The Neverchain / Synthesis / Barren / There Is Something Scratching / Losing Faith / Turrigenous / Older Soul / Release /The Omega

Greg Giordano - everything

Turrigenous (2003)
Bastard Songs: COmplete Parts Of An Unbalanced Mind (2005)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin US

Added: October 3rd 2004
Reviewer: David Cisco

Artist website: www.turrigenous.com
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Language: english


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