Title: The Answer of InsanityLabel: Scarlet Records
is a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock/Progressive project started by
singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia, who contacted
producer/bassist Fabrizio Grossi to help with the
project. So impressed with the demo’s Floridia had
put together, the pair decided to put a full blown band
together to bring the project to life, with Grossi himself
providing bass duties, Tony Morra on drums, Alex De Rosso on
guitars and Eric Ragno on keyboards. The result was
the band's 2011 self-titled debut release.
in 2014 Faithsedge are back with the original line-up, plus
keyboards from renowned musician/producer Alessandro Del
Vecchio, for their new opus ‘The Answer Of Insanity’.
time round the band brings a harder edge to proceedings, but
without losing of that melodic vibe of the debut. This
is raw modern Hard Rock of the highest calibre from the
opener ‘Now I Know The Truth', right down to the last
chords of closer 'Destroy You'. This super-group bring
the heat big style.
opener 'Now I Know The Truth' shows that heavier edge from
the off, with De Rosso throwing out the big licks, with
Floridia delivering a near perfect Metal edged vocal
alongside the powerhouse rhythm section of Morra and Grossi,
providing that thunderous foundation as always.
no nonsense rocking continues with massive ‘Revolve My
World’, as the band
bring classic Hard Rock with a modern edge blistering into
the now and one that really gives Morra a chance to really
show his talent behind the kit.
the last track showcased Morra then 'The Way I Have To Let
You Go’ showcases the bass skills of Grossi perfectly, as
this one unites Hard Rock with a Progressive Rock
edge. Definitely one of the highlights of the
album. The band's relentless approach to great hard
rocking continues with the massive 'Are We Gonna Stand’,
which is where Floridia shines, as he unleashes sheer vocal
ecstasy into the mix.
tempo is brought down with the darker balladesque tones of
‘Comes Crashing Down’, before its brought back up in
spades with the excellent ‘Saying Anything’. If I
had to pick one track that highlights all the elements of
the album on one monster track, then this would be the one.
the most commercial track off the album has to be 'Pray For
This’. A mid tempo song the brings out that Melodic
Rock edge that the first album brought. Those hard
rocking anthems come screaming back with the 90’s Hair
Metal infused 'Until Your Home’, another track where
It's heads down Hard Rock all the way with the riff laden 'When I Lost You’, before the album closes as it opened, with a real hard hitter in ‘Destroy You’, which wraps up a great album that has enough old school vibe to appeal the more mature rock fan, but also has equal parts modern rock to bring in that younger fan base. Making this a must buy album.
Review by: Barry McMinn
I Know The Truth
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