Header
Angel Vivaldi - Universal Language CD (album) cover

UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

Angel Vivaldi

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.33 | 3 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Progrussia
3 stars In the artist description above Angel Vivaldi (I am not still not sure this is a real name, because it sounds so cheesy! :)) is said to have a djenty tone. Well, if you consider Swedish band Meshuggah as forefathers of djent, this has some complicated riffs, but is not Meshuggah. It's technical, but not extreme (I am referencing the style as classified here on PA). Think more of a neoclassical guitar shredder (let's take Joe Satriani as a fellow Italian-American from the New York-New Jersey area), but more metallic, dense and generally overdriven. I could personally do without the constant double kick drumming, which is here for pure technicality's sake and is mixed too prominently. The artist's progginess, I guess, is derived here from high level of technicality and free-form structures.

This is a 4-song instrumental EP, but so dense that it feels like a complete album. Cool album concept, by the way. I would personally prefer a little more diversity in sound, for example, clean guitar breaks, continuing the same theme, but without the overdrive, which worked so well on an earlier song, Acid Reign (Angel Vivaldi has more records than it is listed here, by the way). But the guy's skill is undoubtably very high.

Progrussia | 3/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Share this ANGEL VIVALDI review

>

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.02 seconds