Antonello Giliberto – Journey Through My Memory
Virtuoso Italian guitarist, songwriter and composer Antonello Giliberto is back with his newest instrumental release in the shape of “Journey Through My Memory”.
The ten cuts on offer here show plenty of his musical diversity, from Gregorian monk chants on the classically influenced speed metal symphony of “First Day Lights At The Monastery” to the renaissance-like flutes played on “Avalon’s Darkness”. These two tracks especially will send chills down your spine (nothing sinister in sound) due to the eeriness and suspense contained within these two songs.
“And Won Their Freedom” is another fine song with its symphonic synth passages topped-off with stunning, paint on a canvas-like art, type of guitar performance. It is very interesting listening to Giliberto’s construction of how his riffs meet the rhythms he plays and incorporates into his neo-classical compositions.
“Journey Through My Memory” is a much, much more mature outing compared to that of Giliberto’s debut album “The Mansion of Lost Souls”, which was also a really well played and composed record, but this new album shows much more of his creative vision and style of steering his songs in such unorthodox ways.
The overall composition of the music (drums, bass, synths and guitars) is a perfect fit, and brings out the band’s subjective dynamics, whereby the listener can truly enjoy the whole picture each song draws on its musical canvas.
Overall, Antonello Gilberto has written a soon to be instrumental neo-classical metal release. This album is highly worth checking out. Minotauro Records Sarjoo Devani