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Marc Rizzo - The Ultimate Devotion

Marc Rizzo - The Ultimate Devotion

Label : Mascot Records | Archive under heavy / power metal

Release type: Full-length CD

Horst : About two years ago I got pleasantly surprised by the album ‘Colossal Myopia’, 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 ‘The Ultimate Devotion’. So, any major changes then? Nope, Marc is still walking the path he decided to follow with ‘Colossal Myopia’. 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 ‘Colossal Myopia’, the end of the third track reveals our friend Marc is also aware of the tune ‘Egyptian Reggae’, 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 didn’t surprise me this time.

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