Leon : Have you ever wondered what a thirty-minute long jam session of bass guitar and drums would sound like? Well, I would suggest you listen to ‘EvoRevolution’ because that’s exactly what you’re going to get. Alberto Rigoni is the man of the hour. Rigoni has released numerous albums, amongst which the Vivaldi Metal Project albums. Apparently he’s also a composer and is now releasing a solo album, ‘EvoRevolution’, for which he’s composed all the music. Since he’s not a drummer he went to super drummer Marco Minnemann and asked him to participate on the record. The result? Well, a half hour long jam-session.
There basically two songs on the album, the thirty-minute long ‘EvoRevolution’ and the four-minute long ‘Back To Life’. According to Rigoni, the first song should consist of six chapters which, combined, result into a concept. I have to trust the man’s word on it as there are no lyrics on the record and there are no clear signs of a story in the instrumentation. Like I mentioned, it sounds more like a long jam session, which is super cool if you’re playing but not so much as someone who’s listening. Now, there are numerous moments on the album that show potential in the compositions, but the lack of instruments is a problem for me, it prohibits me from really enjoying these moments. Such a shame. Other than that, the songs are played well, especially Marco Minneman is very impressive at times, but that’s not enough for ‘EvoRevolution’ to be interesting enough for me. The second song is basically a continuation of the first song, so that doesn’t really satisfy either.
Too bad. If the album had guitars and keyboards added to it, I would’ve probably had a completely different experience. I expect that I would’ve been able to enjoy the record a lot more than I do today. ‘EvoRevolution’ might be an interesting listen for drummers and/or bass guitarists but for the other people in the world, not so much. For me it’s an album that I’d like to forget as soon as possible.