F.E.A.S.T. - 2012 - Strong wild and free
01 - Strong, Wild and Free
02 - Pleasure and Pain
03 - Heart and Soul
04 - Rock 'n' Roll Flame
05 - Hard Rockin' Man
06 - Gonna Fly
07 - Tell Me You're Ready
08 - It's Not The Same
09 - How Long
10 - A Million Years
11 - Dancing To The Rhythm
12 - Children Of Beslan
Two years have passed since F.E.A.S.T. delivered their debut album RISE.
A busy period of time for F.E.A.S.T.'s main song writer, lead vocalist and guitar player Fabri Kiareli, who divided his time between the stage and the recording studio.
The record called Strong,wild and free picks up where its predecessor left off and it expands the musical horizon of F.E.A.S.T. by adding some more melodic moments.
"Heart And Soul" is moving to the same old-fashioned paths but more melodic hard rock oriented.
"Hard Rocking Man" has a monster opening riff, dirtier sound and a bluesy swagger all over....One of the highlights of the album.
"Gonna Fly" has that feel-good vibe, fine arrangements with shades of the more commercial Great White and a catchy chorus.
"Tell Me You're Ready" is a track from the same cloth as a classic MSG or UFO.
The melodious rocker "It's Not The Same" has a chorus line to die for, enhanced by very good harmony vocals.
Other great songs here are "How Long", the acoustic semi-ballad "A Million Years" and the uptempo cover of "Dancing To The Rhythm" (originally written by Stevie Wonder)
After a very good debut there was high expectations over this second delivery by F.E.A.S.T. And the Italians do not disappoint with "Strong, Wild And Free".
It has everything that an '80 & '90s Melodic Hard Rock freak could ask for; great and catchy riffs & solos, soaring melodies, passionate vocal performances, a tight musicianship but most of all heart and soul.
Highly recommended !
Fabri Kiareli – vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, bass
Luke Ballabio – guitars
Angelo Perini – bass
Mao Granata – drums & percussion