Michael Romeo - War of the Worlds, Pt. 1 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 53:01 minutes | 634 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Michael Romeo is a household name amongst the Prog Metal genre, better known for being the mastermind behind Symphony X. Having released many incredible records with the band over the years, Romeo decided to put out a solo album after more than 20 years since his original demo “The Dark Chapter”. War of the Worlds // Pt. 1 serves as a great opportunity for Romeo to work with musicians he has always wanted to work with. The lineup for this album features John Macaluso on drums, John “JD” DeServio on bass and Rick Castellano on vocals, who co-wrote lyrics with Romeo. Romeo took care of all guitars, keyboards and orchestration as expected. Lyrically, the concept behind the album is “conflict”, or as Romeo puts it, “them against us”, which can be interpreted in many ways. Musically, the album finds Romeo going all out on everything he loves about music and mixing them together. The heaviness, melodies, riffs, shredding are all here as expected but the orchestra elements are more pronounced than ever.