Kingcrow - Insider

Year of Release: 2004
Label: Consytech Ltd
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 49:08:00

Kingcrow is a Rome- based Italian band and Insider is their second release.

This album sees the second appearance by Mauro Gelsomini, who joined the band after their first release Something Unknown(2001), as it is he one can hear on their 2003 demo Matzmariels (where the song "Lies" initially appeared) .His voice is very expressive and fits perfectly with the sound of the band; but, perhaps, needs a little bit of study to improve technique.

Speaking of the sound, I'd have to say that these Italian guys play prog metal with a lot of influences from Rush, Queensrÿche and Iron Maiden. In fact, some guitar riffs reminded me of that English heavy metal band. Moreover, I have to admit that the music has some personal moments and an obscure approach.

This fact is due to the very fascinating plot that makes this work a concept album. It speaks about a friendship between two guys that will break up because of a dangerous discovery made by one of them?

I suggest you buy it to learn what will be the end of the story, making this work worth the prize!

Friendship (1:44) / The Project (4:40) / Temptation (3:24) / Never Say Die (3:54) / Eyes Of A Betrayer (4:32) / Into The Cell (1:19) / Lies (5:39) / The Killing Hand (8:31) / Stardust (5:17) / Save Me (5:55) / Finale (4:08)

Mauro Gelsomini - lead & backing vocals
Diego Cafolla - guitar & keyboards
Ivan Nastasi - guitar
Matteo Trinei - bass guitar
Thundra Cafolla ? drums

Eyes Of Memories (promo) (1999)
Hurricane's Eye (promo) (2000)
Something Unknown (2001)
Matzmariels (promo) (2003)
Insider (2004)
Timetropia (2006)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin IT

Added: April 1st 2004
Reviewer: Davide Guidone
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Language: english


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