I first listened to this album with high hopes. I had watched videos of Francesco Fareri shredding on YouTube and was impressed with his speed. But after. Country of origin: Italy; Location: Rome, Lazio; Status: Active; Formed in: Genre: Progressive Metal, Shred; Lyrical themes: Instrumental. Listen to and buy Francesco Fareri music on CD Baby. Download or buy the CD Mechanism Reloaded by Francesco Fareri on the independent record store by.

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The drums are done on a computer, which is acceptable for a solo fancesco just starting out. Fareri manages to take the computerized drums a bit farther than most artists who take that route; there are fills and variations where most artists would just keep pounding away on those double bass drums. I’m going with computer. He uses this style as a chorus-type thing in the first song, “Suspension”, and it’s utilized elsewhere for good effect. CharloNovember 8th, At least he tried, right?

After twenty or so listens, the only part of this album that I can recall from memory is the beginning of the track “Suspension”.

Unfortunately, it wouldn’t be until the next album that he would francesck get Kuprij to play on his albums, so Fareri again resorted to a computer. An organ tone seems to be the medium of choice for these dubious solos. This is the main issue for most of the album.


The production on this album is another one of its downfalls. I am usually a huge fan of mindless guitar wank but this is too much. Not like there’s much to pay attention to anyway; Fareri plays the same chord over and over and calls it a riff. The most obvious way this is abused is the ludicrous amount of orchestra hits he throws in during transitional parts of the songs. The lead guitar tone is kind of weak, which is crippling on an album of shred guitar. The bass is inaudible drancesco of the time and I can’t tell if it was Fareri actually playing bass or a computer.

There are also a lot of inorganic-sounding tom fills that are all basically the same. The piano parts on this album show that Fareri can actually compose something decent when he’s not going at MPH.

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There are actually riffs on this album, but they’re so far in francezco background that you will not notice them unless you’re paying attention to them specifically. The use of piano is actually the most successful thing on this disc; it sounds reasonably like an actual piano and Fareri never tries to solo with it.

But after listening to more than just small sections of his work, Franccesco realized that speed is really the farrei thing on offer here. The guitar is obviously the main focus, but whenever it’s playing the lead the songs lose their coherency.

The fact that this guy is trying to be “progressive” also hurts; playing ridiculously fast arpeggios in a normal time signature is bland enough, but playing them in odd patterns renders them completely unmemorable.


The only time that Fareri’s arpeggios ever make a decent listening experience are when he’s playing one arpeggio per beat or two beats. Everything else is a blur of exchanging sweep-picked guitar and calm, frandesco piano sections. Bands alphabetical country genre Labels alphabetical country Reviews R.

There are a few keyboard solos on here, and they’re decently composed. The toms suffer similarly. Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in x resolution or higher. But the sense of melody that the song had during the intro is lost farrri Fareri decides to keep shredding.

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The shredding that predominates on this album is all technically excellent probably the fastest guitar work I’ve ever heardbut also monumentally unmemorable. When he’s being progressive he plays the same riff in a start-stop way to emphasize the fact that he’s basically ignoring the time signature.

This is exactly what a solo guitar album shouldn’t be; a forty-minute masturbation session with the only memorable thing being the headache you’ve got afterwards. As you’ve probably gathered from this review, the main issue on here is songwriting.

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