A Perfect Day began with Labyrinth guitarist and founder Andrea Cantarelli wanting to build a melodic hard rock band from the ground up. He played his music for fellow band mate bass player Roberto Tiranti, who liked what he heard and quickly got on board. A Perfect Day became a power trio with the addition of Alessandro Bissa (Labyrinth, Vision Divine) on drums.
'Power trio' can be an easily overused term to describe a band. However, it works for A Perfect Day when used to define the strength of the musicianship and songwriting. Both are at a premium here. Notable are the assertive guitar riffs and leads, the passionate and clear vocal arrangements, and the huge melodies that steer every song.
APD's sound works from a classic melodic hard rock base (think Eighties) but adds obvious post grunge tones. At times, as on We Only Say Goodbye, Alone and Free, and Under the Same sun, the remind me of a blend between Extreme and Alterbridge. There's some real charging rockers here like Waiting on the Edge, but mostly the songs are steady, well-paced, often soaring tunes worthy of being arena anthems, like Silent Cry, Alone and Free, or Now and Forever. I hope Andrea Cantarelli is satisfied with what has become A Perfect Day's debut, because it's a worthy accomplishment and sounds really great. Easily recommended.
I hope Labyrinth guitarist Andrea Cantarelli is satisfied with what has become A Perfect Day's debut, because it's a worthy accomplishment and sounds really great. Easily recommended.
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