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No Gravity: Worlds in Collision
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No Gravity: Worlds in Collision

Progressive/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

No Gravity, and the debut disc Worlds in Collision, is the new project of Italian guitar virtuoso Simone Fiorletta (Moonlight Comedy, solo). For No Gravity, Fiorletta desired to create a great progressive/power metal inviting the best singers of the genre in Europe to participate. The roster of vocalists is certainly distinguished: Andy Kuntz (Vanden Plas), Michele Luppi (Killing Touch, ex Vision Divine), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, Vision Divine), Mark Basile (DGM), Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth) and Emiliano Germani (Moonlight Comedy). Each singer was to bring their own lyrics and vocal melodies, and Fiorletta would create compositions fitting each vocalists style.

The result is that Worlds in Collision is significant, challenging and entertaining, though sometimes uneven. To the latter first, the opener, Sailing on Sight (v, Emiliano Germani) is a confusing number especially listening to the vocal arrangements. It's definitely the whole power/prog thing, but certainly not the most illuminating track. Even the following The Killer (v, Mark Basile) confounds as much as it entertains. Again, the music is challenging, but I could pass on the vocals. Yet, things improve from here. Voices from the Past (v, Fabio Lione) and Religious Beliefs (v, Emiliano Germani) find Fiorletta and company hitting their stride. This is complex, heavy, and provocative progressive metal. Then I'm Bleeding (v, Michele Luppi) and Touchin' My Enemy (v, Emiliano Germani) strike a more mellow chord, a real contrast to wildly aggressive metal that surrounds them. The concluding piece Unexpected Gift (v, Emiliano Germani) probably best defines and accomplishes Mr. Fiorletta's goal: immense power and progressive metal with outstanding vocals to boot. It's the longest track on the album, but immensely satisfying (and Simone gets to wiggle well on the fret board).

Simone Fiorletta set out to combine challenging prog/power metal arrangements with vocalists of the same genre. He's done well: this intriguing and entertaining music, though a bit incongruent at times. Well recommended!




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Simone Fiorletta set out to combine challenging prog/power metal arrangements with vocalists of the same genre. He's done well: this intriguing and entertaining music, though a bit incongruent at times. Well recommended!

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