"Turrigenous" (Self-produced; 2003)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

Evolution guitarist Gregory Giordano has released two releases with his main band. Now it is Giordano's turn to put out a solo release under the moniker Turrigenous.

Turrigenous's self-titled release is firmly rooted in the progressive and rock genres in fact, it is a progressive rock album with metallic touches throughout to make things engaging. Power metal is a strong influence and thrash metal makes its presence known as well.

This self-titled debut exceeds 61-minutes in length and there's a lot to absorb here. Variety is the key to any album approaching this length and Giordano at least makes things interesting throughout displaying snippets of classical and thrash amidst the maelstrom of progressive ready tunes.

Giordano's skills on the guitar, skills on other instruments and as a vocalist are up to par as well. As with many one-man efforts the album has a recurring sameness throughout that keeps it from leaping out of the speakers and into the consciousness.

Fans of progressive rock and progressive metal will appreciate Turrigenous' debut.

"Turrigenous" was produced by Gregory Giordano.

Turrigenous is Gregory Giordano.

For more information visit http://www.turrigenous.com

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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