Review 737 : Sabbatonero – L’Uomo Di Ferro – English

It is time to pay tribute to Black Sabbath with Sabbatonero.

Created by Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan (bass, Venom Inc., ex-Venom), Francesco Conte (guitar, Neromega, Spiritual Front), Filippo Marcheggiani (guitar, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso) and Riccardo Spilli (drums, Balletto Di Bronzo), the project also aim to support workers affected by Covid in Italy. L’Uomo Di Ferro’s sales will be given with associations.

This tribute album is one of the most ambitious I know so far. Why? 26 musicians around the world participate in, in addition to the four founders. So we have among them Rasmus Bom Andersen (Diamond Head), Steve Sylvester (Death SS), Flegias (Necrodeath), Marty Friedman, Mantas (Venom Inc), Terrance Hobbs (Suffocation), Ken Andrews (Obituary), Sonia Nusselder (Crypta), James Murphy (ex-Death, ex-Testament…), Snowy Shaw (ex-Dream Evil, ex-Mercyful Fate…) and many others from different Metal styles.
About the sound, we have ten songs that are of course chosen from the most famous and loved ones from the legendary English band to which we awarded the creation of Metal music at the beginning of the seventies, but this is precisely where the musicians’ participation is interesting. Whether some songs like Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live or Heaven & Hell keep their quiet attractiveness while taking advantage of each musician’s abilities, Symptom of the Universe and War Pigs become more aggressive, while wearing some greasy, sharp and solid influences.

Sabbatonero pays tribute to Black Sabbath by covering some of their best songs with their own universe on L’Uomo Di Ferro. A simple tribute? No! A scream from the heart? An explosive and rich melting? For sure!


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