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Ace Mafia - Ace Mafia

Ace Mafia - Ace Mafia

Label : Eigen beheer | Archive under hardrock / aor

Release type: Mini-CD

Wim R. : It is common in the music business that a band tries to gain some attention when one of their members heads off to a bigger band. With Ace Mafia it is Ritchie Faulkner who handled guitar duties for them. As you might know, Faulkner is now a member of Judas Priest. For Ace Mafia it is important to let the public hear the four songs they recorded with Faulkner. I am curious what current guitarist Ben Lundy thinks of this release. It is hard enough just to fill Faulkner’s boots, but now Faulkners name continues to haunt the band. The EP is very well produced and sounds quite heavy. The four songs are well composed, nothing to complain about that. K. Ghibli has a pleasant and a bit hoarse voice, adding to the already quite heavy and modern sounding songs. Best track is ‘Stop Loss’ with some very nice solos. If you are a rabid Priest collector, this EP will not harm you. It has nothing to do with Priest, but the songs are pretty message to Ace Mafia is ; do not look back anymore, but head out for the future.

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