Fireworks

CD Reviews

Firmo - 'Rehab' Hot

http://ns2.rocktopiarecords.com/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/d1/47/64/firmo-rehab-40-1558292043.jpg
Written by Central Electronic Brain     May 19, 2019    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
5986   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Title

Title

Genre

Just too middle-of-the-road overall to be really recommended.

Some of you may possibly remember Gianluca Firmo from the Room Experience limited release in 2015 (with David Readman). Fast forward three years and he's set to unveil his first album under his own name. Backed by many, mainly Italian musicians (and Paul Laine on one track), 'Rehab' is an unashamed AOR experience, but is it a worthy one?

Gianluca Firmo certainly gets off to a good start with 'A Place For Judgement' bouncing out of the speakers very nicely. However, it's immediately apparent that his vocals are no better than average, and whilst he can serve the tune well, he isn't going to win any awards. That being said, it remains the album's high-point and does a good job of getting you in the mood for more.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


'Heart Of Stone' follows and it's more of a Country Rock song which unfortunately means it's nothing more than a middle-of-the-road track. Next up is the emotional ballad 'Shadows And Lights', a song that's nice enough in a Bon Jovi sort of way, and this is then followed by another unexciting mid-pacer in 'Maybe Forever'.

It might just be me, but since the opener, this album gets decidedly mediocre. The thing is it actually continues in this vein of an upbeat track, a Country song, a ballad, etc., with my excitement from the upbeat numbers being whittled away by the more average fayre. Although the slower tracks aren't bad, they aren't anything special either.
Gianluca Firmo can be congratulated for finally coming out under his own name, but 'Rehab' isn't an album that will cause too many ripples throughout the AOR world. It's competent, with several good songs and several average ones, but it's just too middle-of-the-road overall to really recommend, especially when there are much better releases out there.

Alan Holloway

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 
Powered by JReviews


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site