Year:1996(ep) Style:Progressive Metal Country:Italy
Tracklist: 01. Tsushima 02. Evolution 03. Through the Sky 04. Digital Trick 05. The Ytse Jam
Dante Zanelli - vocals Gianni Guerra - guitars Simon Rosani - bass Walter Pod - drums
Довольно сложные, многоструктурные композиции, со множеством переходов от красивых гитарных мелодий с присутствием клавишных, до мощных металлических, иногда даже трэшевых. Музыка очень интересна, а банду эту на западе сравнивали с такими корифеями жанра, как Dream Theater и Fates Warning. Любителям качественного прог-метала рекомендую!
A super Italian prog metal band which was founded in 1987 by guitarist Gianni GUERRA. Today's incarnation of MADSWORD consists of Walter POD (drums), Andrea "Bedo" BEDIN (vocals), Lorenzo CASTELLARIN (keyboards) and Simon ROSANI (bass guitar). The emphasis on the melodies is very noticeable. The music ranges from heavy to mellow, and everything in between, which makes it all the more pleasurable listening to keep a listener intrigued from start to finish. Fans of DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING and older QUEENSRYCHE will really appreciate their discs.
MADSWORD's first release, called "Evolution", was a feast of semi-complex, tinged with melodic based song structures. "The Global Village" is a futuristic technological concept album that features some very technical and beautiful music. Musically the band is a bit influenced by FATES WARNING. This also goes for albums like DREAM THEATER (around the "Images & Words" era) and QUEENSRYCHE ("Operation Mindcrime" era). This disc is essential for melodic prog metal lovers; not to be missed.