Adrenaline Mob – Adrenaline Mob (2011) – Review by Logan Lee
Thursday, 15 March 2012
While we wait (here in Europe since
in America it has already been released) for the their first full length album,
let’s talk about this small EP of this super band. Adrenaline Mob is the first
Mike Portnoy (real) project after his farewell to Dream Theater and, if they
follow this EP path from now on, it might give us a lot to talk and hear about.
The self-titled EP has been released
on 2011 and contain four very powerful tracks plus a black Sabbath cover played
magnificently by this guys. The union of Mike’s energy and Russell’s amazing
voice and ability to interpret is the most striking feature of this project
that may sound as a perfect mix of prog and heavy metal.
As you all know, usually I don’t
waste time writing about vocalists (I love instrumental parts better) but
people like Russell Allen, Jorn Lande, Bruce Dickinson, ecc are above this rule
and it’s almost necessary to mention their part as if their voices were a sort
of musical instrument. Russell is truly among my favorites and if he continues
to grow like in his last projects (this EP and Allen-Lande three albums for
instance) he may stay there for a while.
The four tracks are a preview of
what this guys might reach with their upcoming album (to be released here in
Europe on March 19th) Omertà and I really can’t wait to write about
a full length album. For now, all I have to suggest you is to listen to this
four tracks and wait for news about their next album soon here on
For Mike’s courage to start over and
hoping that he will focus a lot on this project (as well on the other amazing
super group Transatlantic) the vote is a full 9/10.
Ohh, I was almost forgetting it: you
may check a preview of Omertà on this link http://adrenalinemob.com/video/ .
Enjoy!!! Truly a great Band. Hope to see them live soon!
- Psychosane - 4:38
- Believe Me - 3:58
- Hit The Wall - 6:25
- Down To The Floor - 3:45
- The Mob Rules" (Black Sabbath cover) - 3:16