This quintet from Italy plays a hybrid of groove powered metal and heavy metal, but somehow fail to impress me with their playing. “Freedom Rebellion” features 14 tracks of pissed off metal, clocking in at almost an hours worth of material.
Imagine a more toned down Pantera meets Pro-Pain or even Bio-Hazard with a more of a metal edge.
Also, the band’s name of Cidodici (whatever it means in Italian) is a tough name to say as well as remember, so this is something that could work against the band in English as well as other non-Italian speaking countries.
Despite making a strong effort at playing some melodic lead runs and catchy riffs, most of their songs have the same musical foundation, as they sound so much alike. Despite being insensitive and cruel by humane standards, I found the album artwork of a puppeteer clown freeing a baby with its hands tied along with a stuffed bunny rabbit toy interesting, but definitely gets the point across as far as the album’s title of “Freedom Rebellion” is concerned.
Check it out, it just might be your cup of fresh Italian metal-filled Espresso.