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ANGEL VIVALDI

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal • United States


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ANGEL VIVALDI is an instrumental Technical Prog Metal band from Princeton, NJ. Next to Angel VIVALDI, they consist of Jake SKYLYR, Jason TARANTINO and Bill FORE. Angel VIVALDI's music is technical and djenty in tone, and should appeal to fans of ANIMALS AS LEADERS or CHIMP SPANNER and similar acts.

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Away With Words, Pt 1Away With Words, Pt 1
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None 2014
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Universal LanguageUniversal Language
Angel Vivaldi 2011
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The Speed of DarkThe Speed of Dark
Angel Vivaldi 2010
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3.00 | 1 ratings
Revelations
2008

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4.00 | 1 ratings
The Speed Of Dark
2009
3.38 | 4 ratings
Universal Language
2011
0.00 | 0 ratings
Universal Voices
2012
0.00 | 0 ratings
Away With Words Part 1
2014

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 Revelations by ANGEL VIVALDI album cover Studio Album, 2008
3.00 | 1 ratings

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Revelations
Angel Vivaldi Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by Insin

— First review of this album —
3 stars Angel Vivaldi (according to all sources I've looked at, yes, that is his real name) is listed as tech/extreme prog metal, though he may fit closer under plain prog metal. Revelations isn't super-heavy, best described as an album of instrumental, neo-classical shredding rather than any of the subgenres listed by the site.

With overtones of djent, each song is devoid of typical structure. Instead, it is filled with highly technical soloing, the album's main focus. Vivaldi produces some mindbendingly intense guitar work, mainly based around shred but including some melodic aspects as well. The riffs are not usually very memorable, as showcasing the impressive solos takes first priority, not only over the riffs but every other aspect of the music too. If you're looking for a good guitar album, you need to hear this.

But looking at Revelations under the broader scope of prog, things are different. Vivaldi is clearly talented on the guitar, but he has difficulty writing songs that show off many other features of musical value. Revelations' biggest flaw is its lack of variation and how it really exists only to show off Vivaldi's guitar skill and while actual songwriting takes a backseat. The first six songs on this album sound too similar to each other, without defining characteristics to set them apart. They seem to be stuck in a loop of mid-paced, mid-volume shredding.

The last two songs change up the sound a little, adding some much-needed diversity to the samey shredding. If all the songs on this album were like Finale and Stepping Through the Looking Glass, the longest and best tracks from Revelations, I would be giving this four stars. Finale, enters a quiet mid-section and Vivaldi plays a tasteful acoustic solo, the song builds back up again into a part with the album's most memorable riff. Fortunately, Finale is actually the second-last song because the symphonic-tinged STTLG bests it, bringing down the volume at about four minutes and coming back up into an epic and intense tradeoff of solos between the guitar and keyboards. Definitely a strong finish to an album that is somewhat lacking.

Revelations, an exercise in neoclassical shred, is excellent guitar album and a fairly decent prog effort. Vivaldi is a skilled guitarist, though his songwriting is not the best and lacks variation, aside from the last two songs. Shred is not dead.

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 Universal Language by ANGEL VIVALDI album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2011
3.38 | 4 ratings

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Angel Vivaldi Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by 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.

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