"III" (Locomotive Records; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Italian metal guitarist Aldo Giuntini’s outfit, simply entitled Giuntini Project, boasts ex-Black Sabbath vocalist Tony “The Forgotten Sabbath Singer” Martin on the microphone, complementing this seasoned vet’s stunningly shredding fretwork. 

A progressive form of hard rock can be heard on this third release from the band, as on the rousing “The Closest Thing to Heaven” and the very Dio-influenced rocker “Tarot Warrior.” Cut from the same cloth as Yngwie, Satriani, and other musically proficient yet somewhat sterile musical offerings, this sturdy progressive rock vehicle is laden with all of the grandiose excess and hard rock histrionics you can stand in one sitting. 

If you are a guitar freak with a ‘80s metal fetish, this one delivers tenfold.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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