Title - 'American Hard Rock'
Artist - Lou DiBello
Guitarist Lou DiBello certainly showed the world he is one of the most talented guitarists on the six-string with his previous album, Heat Wave and now he's back on the follow up American Hard Rock (out now via Lou Dibello Records).
“I am excited to release the new album American Hard Rock as this record is both a logical progression and a big step up from my last album," DiBello explains.
"Some of the highlights for me are the instrumental ‘Driving Force,’ with some of my hottest playing to date and ‘Beast Mode: Engage' featuring guest vocalist Carsten Schulz and with bassist Mike LePond on both tunes".
1) 'Driving Force'
2) 'Jack & Coke'
3) 'Walk Through The Fire'
4) 'Love Is Blind'
5) 'Flying High'
6) 'Beast Mode: Engage'
7) 'The Nighttime Is The Right Time'
8) 'I Love You'
DiBello, an honors graduate from Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, California, and who has been a part of the Central Illinois music scene since the late ‘80s, opens this vibrantly brilliant new album with the aforementioned instrumental 'Driving Force.'
A frenetically zip line showcasing of how a guitar truly shreds, that is backed up seamlessly by both 'Jack & Coke' and one of my own personal favorites here, the powerful early '90s guitar vibe found on 'Walk Through The Fire.'
The bluesy mid-tempo 'Love Is Blind' is along next and throws you back to the days when Gary Moore walked the very same path in the early '90s and that's followed by the free flowing 'Flying High.'
The balls to the wall, ferocious guitar slinging, drums and vocals on the Maiden-esque 'Beast Mode: Engage' is a pulsating, heart pounding ride, with the more melodic 'The Nighttime Is The Right Time' along next.
The album then rounds out with the only ballad on the album, the Bon Jovi-esque 'I Love You,' before DiBello's cover of Edgar Winter's ‘Frankenstein’ (a song that he has been playing at live shows for years now) brings the powerhaus rock show to a close.
Lou DiBello - Lead, rhythm guitars, bass, lead and backing vocals
Ron Phelps - Drums
Stacey Krecji - Bass (4,9), keyboards (4,8,9)
Carsten Lizard Schulz - Lead and backing vocals on (6)
Bobby Whiles - Drums (1,5,6)
Mike LePond - Bass guitar on (1,6)
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