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Wicked Maiden

4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD (27 April 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Aor/Metal Heaven
  • ASIN: B001TIFVII
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 584,142 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
That great bane of the spellchecker, Chris Impellitteri, is back with his latest album, one that sees the return of Mr Rob Rock on vocals, for the first time in six years. So, if I was to tell you that this is a folk fusion jazz album with trip hop overtones, you'd know that either I'm a liar, or that I've taken leave of my senses. Both reasonable conclusions, but it's the former. For this is another mighty fine installment of shred driven, melodic power metal.

Something that may come as a bit of a relief for Impellitteri fans who've had their patience tested with recent developments. But, panic over, this is a return to form for the guitar maestro who seems to have rediscovered his passion for all things metal.

There are some mightily impressive riffs on display, attached to some really good songs, which will see fans taking the likes of 'Garden Of Eden', 'The Vision' and the delightfully old school metal sound of 'High School Revolution' very much to heart.

With an excellent production and strong performances from all concerned, including drummer Brandon Wild and bassist James Pulli, this is one to enjoy.
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This is the best impellitteri cd to date, very catchy songs, i can't deseagree more with the other review, all from Rainbow to heavy metal to progressive, last years best album can be listen to again and again, so go buy it and support this super guitarrist. I dont have all impellitteri cd'es and are not a hardcore fan, but that doesent make the album less good
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Format: Audio CD
Just an outstanding display of Metal music is on display here! Catchy, addictive sing a long blasters! Just ripping stuff! Impellitteri Kicks ass! Metal!!! J Counsell.
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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars 14 reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Classic Impellitteri 25 Oct. 2012
By David Zuidema - Published on Amazon.com
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The album opens with the impressive title track and a couple of other top shredding tracks then falls away a bit. Rob Rock is his usual best on this release and Chris' guitar playing is top notch too. It is the consistency of the songs themselves that wanes a bit. Overall though it is a good release, and a must have for fans.
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive! 30 Jun. 2011
By Carlos - Published on Amazon.com
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The music is really good, with perfect harmonic circles in the melodies and flawless singing. The production is huge (maybe the best Impellitteri production album up to date!)...It is a really good album...of course, nothing from this guy will ever please Malmsteen fans. Although I like both guitarist, this album is better than Yngwie's Perpetual Flame.
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5.0 out of 5 stars After the dismal "Pedal to the Metal", Impellitteri has another winner! 30 July 2012
By musicman223 - Published on Amazon.com
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First things first... "Pedal to the Metal" from 2006 was horrible. If that is all you have heard from Impellitteri, I apologize on behalf of the band and good taste in general. Whoever the singer was for that album was AWFUL, and the music completely uninspired.

On to the good news... "Wicked Maiden" slays from the very beginning. Five seconds into the title track and it gets into your blood! Chris' tone is KILLER AMAZING INCREDIBLY AWESOME! I've got lots of nice guitars and great gear and can't even get close. The album continues with the best stuff first.

Rob Rock is back on vocals and he sounds just as good as he always has. His wail in the intro of "Wicked Maiden" is great. It lets you know that great, melodic metal is still alive despite all the no-talent cookie-monster vocalists out there.

Most of the great songs are in the beginning of the disc, with a few of the later tracks getting a little long in the tooth and a couple being downright hokey. Regardless, I still give this 5 stars because I can't stop listening to it 6 months after I bought it!
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1.0 out of 5 stars You sent me a free copy 21 Dec. 2013
By Roberto G�lvez Silva - Published on Amazon.com
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Shame on you! I paid a full price and surprise, I get an slipcase with a cd that says " PROMOTION COPY NOT FOR RESALE " . So you allow someone to get my money and I receive a free copy without booklet or anything. I'm buying from you since like 10 years, if I don't get what I paid for I will NEVER buy anything here.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Oil and water do not mix well. 16 July 2009
By CFL - Published on Amazon.com
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Listened to multiple times prior to this review.

This album is an odd sounding combination of previously harmonious musicians. Some albums just do not flow; this is one of them. Early Impellitteri works with R. Rock and C. Impell. (e.g., Answer to the Master; Crunch; etc.) did mix well; the lyrics reflected an honest and successful struggle to meld hard music (power metal) with lyrics reflecting real issues that transcend the grave. R. Rock has rightly moved past his Impellitteri past (and joined with Roy Z.) seeking to follow Jesus and express himself with the gifts that he has received from Someone beyond himself. His post Impellitteri independent albums as well as his recent Driver ("Sons of Thunder") album are examples of fine music with lyrics that thoughtfully blend with skillful instrumentation aimed at a largely irreligious audience. This newest Impellitteri production seems forced, with two wavelengths that never connect. C. Impellitteri's music is excellent, but at times is pregressive/experimental, with odd and grating shifts in beat that differ from usual melodic power metal. Would fans of Van Halen appreciate an album in a progressive style similar to Dream Theater? Hardly. And the lyrics. . . . What to say? Most seem written on the fly, without the depth of eternal thought that recent Rock lyrics portray. High school angst; waiting for the bell to ring to move to "coming attractions". . . . And the one song that us religionists would drool over in anticipation (Holy Man = Jesus) features poor music, unharmoniously composed. Come on, Impellitteri; you know how to produce power metal that is melodic! We're paying money for your product. Deliver!

Unfortunately this is one of those albums that I'll need to listen to over and over and over and hope that the sound eventually becomes attractive.
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