May 282019
 

For the instrumentalist, one of the bigger challenges is to create an own identity. At face value, the lead singer gives a band its identity, since his/her look and voice is one of a kind. He/she is instantly recognisable. Antonello Giliberto’s tone is his identity. When he solo’s, it’s like Paganini’s violin, technically thrilling yet maintaining strong melody. His love for the classics, like Johann Sebastian Bach and Yngwie Malmsteen (yes, I dare elevate Yngwie to that most celebrated category of classical composer) inform his compositions. When you read Giliberto’s biography, it is clear that he is a guitar scholar, having studied at Accademia di Chitarra Moderna, a Sicilian academy specialising in modern guitar. He has a keen interest in the expressive qualities of the guitar, as he’s attended workshops with Kee Marcello and Mattias IA Eklundh, amongst others. I was likewise pleased to learn that he contributed guitar on three of Gabriels’ epic “Fist of the Seven Stars: Act 2”, reviewed earlier.

His choral arrangements are impressive, and I enjoy his strong leaning towards neoclassical metal. “Wrath of the Northmen” stands out for me in this regard. There is a great appreciation of dynamics, as the musical crescendo towards the 5 minute mark dissolves into the peaceful ebb and flow of an ocean. I also enjoyed the contrast between choir and electric guitar in “Iron Shadows in the Moon”, and it’s amazing how well symphonic brass and distorted electric guitar work together. Neoclassical metal for the win! Continue reading »

Apr 272019
 

Sicilian metal guitarist Antonello Giliberto will release its new album “The Strategy Of Chaos” on April 30, 2019 on all the best digital platforms.

Giliberto‘s new album (the third, after “The Mansion Of Lost Souls” and “Journey Through My Memory”) is heavy, very dark and influenced by classical music! 12 instrumental songs in a mix of strong melodies and fierce metal riffs, all mixed up with evocative epic orchestrations! Check out the official “The Strategy Of Chaos” album trailer below. Continue reading »

Dec 302018
 

Dino Fiorenza (Metatrone) checked in with the following:

This my recording bass session of Journey Through My Memory, the title track from Antonello Giliberto‘s album … Enjoy

“Journey Through My Memory” has been released on June 22nd. 2015 through Minotauro Records. The video can be watched below.

Melodic, heavy, powerful, technical, neoclassical metal at its best! With John Macaluso (Drums) and Dino Fiorenza (Bass). For fans of Yngwie Malmsteen, Jason Becker, Tony MacAlpine, Vinnie Moore, and Timo Tolkki. Continue reading »

Oct 182018
 

Antonello Giliberto‘s new album (the third, after “The Mansion Of Lost Souls” and “Journey Through My Memory”) is heavy, very dark and influenced by classical music! 11 instrumental songs in a mix of strong melodies and fierce metal riffs, all mixed up with evocative epic orchestrations! Check out the official “The Strategy Of Chaos” album trailer below.

The musicians involved in making the album are the virtuoso bassist Dino Fiorenza (Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Metatrone) and the excellent drummer Salvo Grasso (Metatrone, Hypersonic, Astralium), and guest on 3 songs, Gabriels (Metaphysics, Platens, Vivaldi Metal Project) on keyboards. The result is an album that excites and musically can satisfy all metal fans. The release date will be announced soon. Continue reading »

Sep 192018
 

Antonello Giliberto‘s new album (the third, after “The Mansion Of Lost Souls” and “Journey Through My Memory”) is heavy, very dark and influenced by classical music! 11 instrumental songs in a mix of strong melodies and fierce metal riffs, all mixed up with evocative epic orchestrations!

The musicians involved in making the album are the virtuoso bassist Dino Fiorenza (Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Metatrone) and the excellent drummer Salvo Grasso (Metatrone, Hypersonic, Astralium). Continue reading »