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FULLBLAST

Kiko Loureiro

 

Progressive Metal

3.76 | 8 ratings

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Ovidiu
4 stars VIVA BRAZIL! Mr KIKO LOUREIRO deliver his huge talent even further with this third solo release!A magnificent album,maybee the most mature solo album so far!Brilliant under all aspects and full of wonderful compositions!Diverse and a pure demonstration of perfect balance between super intelligent and catchy compositions and an impressive display of technical qualities too! A great alchemy between all the components of the project!MIKE TERRANA ,especially is a monster drummer which needs no presentation!Here ,he literarly kills the drumms and sometimes the double pedal rhythms are scarry!A true human drum machine which delivers here 200 % of his tremendeous talent!FULLBLAST is a very metallic album,but we have also some fusion songs where Kiko seems to be like a fish in the water!Some fusion lovers will be a little dissapointed about the fact that this album is less fusion orientated than UNIVERSO INVERSO!That's true,but we don't have to forget thet KIKO is guitar player in the metal band ANGRA,so.....HEADSTRONG,the opening track is like a fist in the face,a punching song with great rhythm,an excellent song with a great impact on the listener.The absolute highlight of the album is the sensational symphonic introduction combined with classical elements of MUNDO VERDE,and then the furious fallowing PURA VIDA,but the previous one OUTRAGEOUS is spectacular too!KIKO offers in this album the whole image of a terribly heavenly gifted guitar player,which has a various range of musical expressions and feels to be more in his element in the metal songs!He can play no matter musical style,he is impressive in fusion compositions,like he was on UNIVERSO INVERSO,but his main love is dfinitelly power metal!A majestic production,well balanced and a diverse compositional aproach,an album without a weak song-that's rare! Undoubtedly one of the best instrumental albums of 2009 and a sure diamond in this too rich,maybee,guitar world of more or less talented guitar players !!! 4,5 STARS obviously!!!
Ovidiu | 4/5 |

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