I first listened to this album with high hopes. I had watched videos of Francesco Fareri shredding on YouTube and was impressed with his speed. But after. Country of origin: Italy; Location: Rome, Lazio; Status: Active; Formed in: Genre: Progressive Metal, Shred; Lyrical themes: Instrumental. Listen to and buy Francesco Fareri music on CD Baby. Download or buy the CD Mechanism Reloaded by Francesco Fareri on the independent record store by.

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But after listening to more than just small sections of his work, I realized that speed is really the only thing on offer here.

Even I, lover of wank, can only enjoy this a little bit. The few intricate bass parts I could pick out are too accurately played, which can’t be said for the guitar, which has slipups now and then.

The shredding that predominates on this album is all technically excellent probably the fastest guitar work I’ve ever heardbut frandesco monumentally unmemorable. This album is definitely not recommended. The toms suffer similarly. The bass drum is too trebly and sounds completely sterile. Everything else is a blur of exchanging sweep-picked guitar and calm, guitar-less piano sections.

As you’ve probably gathered from this review, the main issue on here is songwriting. Fareri manages to take the computerized drums a bit farther than most artists who take that route; there are fills and variations where most artists would just keep pounding away on those double bass drums.

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The lead guitar tone is kind of weak, which is crippling on an album of shred guitar.

I first listened to this album with high hopes. He uses this style as a chorus-type thing in the first song, “Suspension”, and it’s utilized elsewhere for good effect.

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This is exactly what a solo guitar album shouldn’t be; a forty-minute masturbation session with the only memorable thing being the headache you’ve got afterwards. The use of piano is actually the most successful thing on this disc; it sounds reasonably like an actual piano and Fareri never tries to solo with it.

Bands alphabetical country genre Labels alphabetical country Reviews R. An organ tone seems to be the medium of choice for these dubious solos.

The guitar leads are almost always flat-out shredding, with very few melodic leads to grab on to. The average metal fan should just ignore this release completely.

The most obvious way this is abused is the ludicrous amount of orchestra hits he throws in during transitional parts of the songs.

CharloNovember 8th, The fact that this guy is trying to be “progressive” also hurts; playing ridiculously fast arpeggios in a normal time signature is bland enough, but playing them in odd patterns renders them completely unmemorable. Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in x resolution or higher.

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Unfortunately, they sound utterly computerized and consist almost entirely of sixteenth note runs Matthew Mills is another solo guitarist who has the same problem with his keyboard solos. But the sense of melody that the song had during the intro is lost when Fareri decides to keep shredding. The only time farero Fareri’s arpeggios ever make a decent listening experience are when he’s playing one arpeggio per beat or two beats.


At least he tried, right? There are actually riffs on this album, but they’re so far in the background that you will not notice them unless you’re paying attention to them specifically. I’m going with computer.

When he’s being progressive he plays the same riff in a start-stop way to emphasize the fact that he’s basically ignoring the time signature. I am usually a huge fan of mindless guitar wank but this is too much.

Francesco Fareri cites Vitalij Kuprij has his prime influence, and he tries to show it with the keyboard work here. If Fareri could make the rest of his shredding sound this coherent, this album would be a lot better. I had watched videos of Francesco Fareri shredding on YouTube and was impressed with his speed.

This is the main issue for most of the album. The bass is inaudible most of the time and I can’t tell if it was Fareri actually playing bass or a computer. But they sound worse than most.