Sabbatonero – L’Uomo Di Ferro (Album Review)

It is very apt that I write this on the ANZAC day weekend here in Australia, where we celebrate all those that have given their lives to keep us safe in many, many wars this world has endured. Like all wars, we tend to forget the first victims as they get lost in the midst of time and engulfed by the sheer numbers of casualties. These last few years have mirrored this tragedy in so many ways, People either stand up and do something or they run and put their heads in the sand. So when Tony (Demolition man) Dolan lead singer and Bass Player with Venom Inc. Noticed that the Italian first wave hospital workers and first responders desperately needed help both with recognition of their unbelievable work but with funding. He decided to raise some money with a record. What better way to let the world know we care and we want to help than by touching people directly in only the way music will.

With the help of his fellow band members Francesco Conte (Necromega and Spiritual Front) Filippo Marcheggiani (Soccorso) Both on Guitar, Riccardo Spilli ( Balltto Di Bronzo) on drums. And a list of Europe’s metal elite and up and coming musicians as guests, he has produced one of the best albums of the past decade. Now they choose the masters of metal Black Sabbath as we all have a universal love for them. But in Tony’s words, he did not want a tribute album. What he wanted each musician to give their interpretation of the might and majesty of Sabbath.

No more evident than on the masterful version of Paranoid possibly along with War Pigs here on this album also. The most iconic of all the Sabbaths songs, it is given the real Black Metal treatment from Flegias of Necrodeath fame. Just one of many big-name guests, Steve Sylvester, of (Death SS), Mantas (Venom inc,) Ken Andrews (Obituary), Mayara Puertas  (Torture Squad), John Gallagher (Raven), Rasmus Bom Andersen (Diamond Head) I could go on. I want you to discover it for yourselves. Each one coming together to produce a sound that seems to disguise the fact that it was made in most cases in isolation. Whatever your feelings are in regards to reproducing some sacred songs. Put that aside and

GO BUY THIS RECORD!!!!

Don’t be cheap make a difference and get the record or the CD or the Digital Stream. Help Tony and all the guys who gave hundreds of hours for free to help those that helped many in a time like no other.

I give this 5 stars out of 5 and an extra 5 just because I can

Sabbatonero: Facebook

Release Year: 2021
Label: Time To Kill Records
Category: Album
Country: Italy

Reviewed by Tony Evans

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