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Sweet Oblivion Featuring Geoff Tate – Relentless Review

Released by: Frontiers Records

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: Rock/Metal

Links: https://www.facebook.com/SweetOblivionGeoffTate

 

Line Up:

Geoff Tate, Vocals
Aldo Lonobile, Guitar
Luigi Anderone, Bass
Antonio Agate, Keys
Michele Sanna, Drums

 

Tracklist:

01, Once Again One Sin
02, Strong Pressure
03, Let It Be
04, Another Change
05, Wake Up Call
06, Remember Me
07, Anybody Out There
08, Aria
09, I’ll Be The One
10, Fly Angel Fly

 

Sweet Oblivion is a project between former Queensryche singer, Geoff Tate and Italian guitarist, Simone Mularoni. Ryche fans who are wanting something from Tate that is reminiscent of classic Queensryche will like this. There are several songs that would have easily fit on Rage For Order, and Promised Land. For example, the first track, Once Again One Sin is one. An intense synth intro, with the style of harmony guitar and backup vocals that Ryche fans fell in love with. And, his voice sounds great.

The first definitely fit that mold. The rest of the album, they go into a different direction. While there are Ryche overtones throughout, most of the album has more of a melodic progressive metal feel, heavy on the ethereal sounding keyboards with bright yet heavy sounding guitar. The bass guitar sound on this album is just sick. The musicians are incredibly talented, and the production on this album is as close to perfect as you can get.

I really hope this band tours. Personally, I’ve seen Tate in concert recently (Dec 2020) and his voice is just fine. I haven’t heard the first Sweet Oblivion album, but I’m sure its every bit as good as this one. This is a good return to form album for Geoff, and Queensryche fans as well as all prog metal fans are sure to love it. Buy it!

 

Written by: Bill Selby

Rating: 9/10

 

 

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