Artist/ Band: Listeria
Title: Full Of Fire
Label: Lion Music
Year of Release: 2005
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The Review:

“Listeria” is a metal band from Italy and would have been formed about 10 years ago. They opened shows such as “Iron Savior” and “Edguy” in the end of the nineties and recorded some demo tapes between 1995 and 1998. At that moment (1998), they become more and more known. I don’t really know how I would categorize their band - which style of metal they play exactly – but they describe it themselves as being “shock heavy”. However, their musical influences are excellent !!! Goes from Iron Maiden, till Helloween, Ozzy and Black Sabbath, passing through Cinderella, Yngwie Malmsteem and Dream Theater. Lots of great bands. “Full of Fire” has 10 tracks and has a length of 30 minutes (yes, indeed, it pass VERY FAST !!!).

The album is quite short, but very good all in all ! All the songs are quite heavy, strong, fast – excellent guitars and solos !!!!! – and I simply love the fast rhythm of the melodies. The sound and the music is absolutely energetic, entertaining…and must be very cool “live”. Perfect for “head-bangers”, I would not say that it’s aggressive music, but more powerful…without being really power, I don’t know if you understand what I mean. It reminds me a little of the hard rock 80’s music but mixed with the metal in the vein of Helloween and Maiden. It’s really good, but I can’t explain with words how it really sounds like. The singer has powerful vocals too, which sounds perfect with their music. I’d say that “Rock is My DJ” is the best song on the album…but really, all of them are worth to be listened and you can be sure that you won’t fall asleep with such an album, haha ! It’s a high quality album. The drummer is quite awesome too !!!

I basically think they are original – because it’s very difficult to identify them to an other specific band – and they have their own style, which you only can discover and understand if you listen to it by yourselves. I would rate this album about 8.5/10. Yep ! Was quite great and can’t wait for a next album !

Reviewed by Vikie Martel on December 27th, 2005


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