This is their only release and is pretty rock solid from start to finish, with a sound that is reminiscent of Racer X and Queensryche. The vocals, in fact, are my favorite part of this album, and perhaps some of the best in Rock’s entire career. The correct title of this article is Project: When posing together, the band look like they’re wearing extremely bad wigs, or some sort of fuzzy protection from alien mind probes. They might have just been animal enthusiasts, letting a few critters hibernate on their scalps. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Craig Goldy was their original guitarist, but he left after joining Dio.

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Archived from the original on 26 January There are similarities to Leatherwolf and Racer X with progressive touches here and there for good measure. Tony MacAlpine Official Website. DeathRiderDoomMay 23rd, Bands alphabetical country genre Labels alphabetical country Reviews R.

The Collector’s Guide to Heavy Metal: Write your own review. This is their only release and is pretty rock solid from start to finish, with a sound that is reminiscent of Racer X and Queensryche. Of course, there is also MacAlpine, whose leads pepper the album like whorls of leaves on a brisk, breezy autumn afternoon, occasionally self effacing through excess indulgence, but just as often kicking asses to the moon they could always climb back via his hair.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Andy Hinds at AllMusic wrote that “while it masquerades as a Whitesnake -styled group effort, Project: Even though the ballad “Nostradamus” calmed all the intensity, it is still having the mystique vibe of the preceding songs.

The song immediately starts with m.a.r.s.bans explosive intro riff which would be followed by a quite intense speed metal discharge in which the Rock’s high-pitched vocals perfectly fit the energy displayed by the band on this song.


It’s an image that could scar a man for life, and while I’d be willing its horrid grasp slip free and laugh the band down to oblivion, they did produce this one, decent album called Project: The great production and keyboard touches in this one add to the epicness while the lyrics evoke plenty of emotion.

From Wikipedia, pproject free encyclopedia. Rob Rock is again on form in this phenomenal piece which has a distinct Judas Priest-esque feel to it.

Craig Goldy was their original guitarist, but he left after joining Dio. After the release of the successful “Edge of Insanity”Tony MacAlpine became part of an interesting project named M.

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The atmosphere of the album makes the listener feel like in the outer space, and said atmosphere would be replicated by a lot of power metal bands, such as Scanner, Screamer and Iron Savior. The correct title of this article is Project: In this case, ‘chic’ of course means ‘retarded’, and even Tony MacAlpine cannot pull off this m.a.r.s.banx.

Languages Italiano Nederlands Edit links. Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in x resolution or higher. It vividly skirts the border between intensity and accessibility, and offers an accurate crossroads of where most of these guys’ careers were at in this one moment. It’s not a stretch to guess that the acronym M.

Overall a brilliant, technical and ambitious release with this album. In a very positive contemporary review, Rock Hard called the album “exemplary” and associated the music to Yngwie Malmsteen ‘s album Rising Force”not only because of the breathtaking solos of Tony MacAlpine, but also because of some songwriting parallels”, offering “a colorful bouquet of musical diversity” with “something for everyone.



This page was last edited on 18 Julyprojeft Driver album was released through M.a.rs.band Records inand the sound had some similarity to other Shrapnel acts like Vicious Rumors, Cacophony, Racer X, and Apocrypha, that being in the thick and hollow tone of the guitars, impressive lead guitar capabilities and melodic vocals.

Unfortunately, the formula of the band did not seem to work appropriately, as they only recorded this release, nonetheless, the high quality of the music played herein outweighed by far their deficiencies as a team, and that’s why the album could be considered as a great work.

Naturally my preference is for the more raging, Shrapnel-worthy fare here like a “Nations on Fire”, “Writings on the Wall”, and the excellent “Unknown Survivor”, but the band also show their chops at more progressive metal material like the ascending “Nostradamus” or dreamy “Slave to My Touch”, which burns like hot lead m.a.r.s.bxnd the chest. Rob Rock is known for fronting his many solo offerings of traditional Christian metal, but he’s also fronted a great number of other bands like Driver related to this, of courseWarrior, Impelliteri, and Axel Rudi Pell.

Retrieved from ” https: The album immediately starts with a quite aggressive set of songs, being the speed metal opener “Nations on Projectt the most remarkable.

Collector’s Guide to Heavy Metal. He’s also got that commercial appeal that the band are mixing in here with the more serious, fast paced traditional metal, and without his charisma, the record might have been m.a.rs.band far less.