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Friday, October 15, 2021

Cleopatra Records artist: Carmine Appice - Fernando Perdomo Project - Energy Overload - New Release Review


I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Energy Overload, from Carmine Appice-Fernando Perdomo Project and it is packed with energy. Opening with Blown Speaker Boogie, the band leaves no room for misunderstanding...they are here to rock. With the firm bottom of Appice (ex Vanilla Fudge and Jeff Beck) on drums and accomplished guitarist, Fernando Perdomo on bass and guitar, this track is hopping. Perdomo plays solid blues rock riffs against his own aggressive bass riffs and fluid progressive rock guitar lead. Very cool. Title track, Energy Overload is a hot rocker with both partners on overdrive. Perdomo adds fluid keyboard work to this already powerful mix of bass and guitar paired with Appice on drums for a driving Steve Morse vibe. Rocket To The Sun is a progressive rocker with a dynamic drum bottom and driving guitar vamp. Great driving music! One track on this release really stands out for me and that's McCartney's Maybe I'm Amazed. Taken at approximate original tempo, Perdomo plays melodic guitar lead and Appice's attention to detail on drums is perfect. Durga McBroom adds to the mix with angelic backing vocals. Very nice. On Starstream, Appice and Perdomo lay down a driving rhythm with carved out sections of obtuse time signatures giving the track a very interesting  forward sound. Very nice. Wrapping the release is Thunder with a heavy bottom and giving Perdomo a firm platform to lay down a clean guitar melody. This is a really cool release with plenty of drive, and dual guitar leads. 

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