"Having already being around the prog and metal scene with Sicily-based Grey Owl, Nicola Randone emerges now with this epic, brain-feeding monsterpiece.
To him, going solo meant complete artistic control and a license to experiment. The result is astonishing. In Morte di un amore (A Love's Death), his rather poetical debut album, Nico(la) shows an incredible vocal range and style. He uses distinctive tecniques to decorate each performance. A proof? Listen to the vocal pyrotechnics in the inspiring "L'Infinito" (play it loud!) or in the exquisitely heart-wrenching "Un cieco".
Nine beautiful tracks highlight Morte di un amore. Combining the gamut of emotions of Grey Owl's La parete di ghiaccio (The Ice Wall: a tremendous example of the actuality of progressive rock) with his own pentagram-wielding existentialist feeling, Nico Randone reaches a level of songwriting and electronic experimentation which is highly above the previous Owl stuff and even pleasant to listen. The …