Horst : About two years ago I got pleasantly surprised by the album â€˜Colossal Myopiaâ€™, a solo effort from Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo. It was a deliciously old-fashioned shred metal record that was spiced up with a lot of acoustic flamenco stuff. Just read my review again and you will see what I mean.
Now recently this good man recorded a new solo album, entitled â€˜The Ultimate Devotionâ€™. So, any major changes then? Nope, Marc is still walking the path he decided to follow with â€˜Colossal Myopiaâ€™. Which makes my live a bit easier, for everything I have written about that album also goes for the new one. Even a link to seventies is present, and where he made a tribute to Carlos Santana on â€˜Colossal Myopiaâ€™, the end of the third track reveals our friend Marc is also aware of the tune â€˜Egyptian Reggaeâ€™, a hit from Jonathan Richman in 1977. So, nothing wrong with this album, and the only reason it scores a few points less than its predecessor is because the flamenco didnâ€™t surprise me this time.