This lasts for over a minute but is soon interrupted by more guitar heaviness. First album released under his name There's hop issued in 2008 is a fairly solid instrumental prog metal with many excellent ideas overall. As ever, we have included everything you need to practise and perfect the material in this package. All other instruments are played by guest musicians. He plays both guitars and keyboards on this album and bass on track 5. Today, he's a guitar player, a composer and an arranger.
Highly recommended for those who get intrigued by a blend of Suspended Animation by Petrucci and Crystal Planet by Satriani. He started to play along with his heroes Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Europe , while other kids his age usually preferred to play soccer. The music is as I said instrumental, but is not a boring moment here, he manage to incorporates beside prog metal elements some fusion passages, the result is great, the pieces flows from one to another very well. Another great guitarist that he can be compared with is Joe Satriani but I think the comparison with Petrucci is more adequate. In fact this is an interesting test why an artist is or is not progressive. You'll find legato, tapping, sweep picking, alternate picking, string skipping, quick position shifts, multiple octave runs, odd time meters, pentatonics, non-diatonic playing, chromatics, crazy arpeggios, plenty of shred and some epically beautiful soloing! The conclusion is that this is a very promising debut that even comes close to the maximum score for me but as it is a little exaggerated to call this album a masterpiece I will leave it at 4 stars 4,25. I hope you enjoy working on these phrases as much as I did! Download right now, or Premium Members hit the +MyTracks button and get instant streaming access! Marco Sfogli's 20 Album Phrases! He worked for a lot of artists since.
Lots of breaks, nice guitar chops, and solid rhythmic section. Nothing stands out really, just good guitar work. Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Review 2150136 Second solo album released in 2012 named reMarcoble is another worthy afair, at same level with predecesor. Marco Sfogli biography Born in 1980-04-04 Napoli, Italy In 1989 he picked up his first electric guitar and started to play along with his heroes,but put down the instrument in 1992 to study playing the drums,which is another huge passion of his. The middle section is interesting in that it trades back and forth from pop to a rapid fire metal sound washed by synths, but again, its all been done before.
In 1992 he left the guitar to study the drums, another huge passion. Marco spent a long time putting this together and even recorded new versions of these backing tracks just for you to work with! Guitar lovers will love this, and can add it to their Steve Vai and Ygwie Malmsteen collections, but it all sound too typical. Released February 15, 2008 2008-02-15 Recorded Sfoley Studios; Work in Progress Studios; D-City Studios in ; Alex Argento's home studio in ; Elijah's Bite Studios in Length 48: 55 chronology There's Hope 2008 reMarcoble 2012 There's Hope is the first studio album by guitarist , released on February 15, 2008 through. . Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Review 180850. We've even included some text notes to help you really get these parts down! This 11 track album will appeal to fans of progressive metal,instrumental albums and virtuoso guitar work.
Groovy guitar parts, nice chops and intresting arrangements overall. But listening to Sfogli's style I think it's fair to say that the music is more complex, more varied and also more original and therefore rightly added to the site. With influences from Vai, Tony McAlpine in some parts, Sfogli delivers what he know best, great guitar chops all over. Also he has colaborations with excellent keyboard player Alex Argento, Jordan Rudess or John Macaluso and apart from this he has a solo career. He has released a solo album in 2008 and another in 2012. For example one of the most intresting pieces is for sure The forest with a jazzy fusion attitude with very solid keybord solo hammond more precise and aswell some sax parts.
Sfogli is a crafted musician, maybe in places has some Satriani feel, but overall the album is great. Marco says 'Hello everyone and welcome back to this phrase series package. Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Review 1085573 Marco Sfogli is one of the most talented prog metal guitarists in last decade, mostly known for his contribution on James LaBrie first solo album Elements of prsiasion. The album is 100% instrumental so it's quite logic that Satriani comes to mind but as we know Joe is not on our site and everything considered I agree with that because if you listen to Satriani and Sfogli carefully you can hear an obvious difference in approach of guitar music. So, Marco Sfogli even is less known for his solo career, he definetly needs attention, his both albums are worthy for prog metal fans. I possess about 5 albums of Satriani but none of them is truly progressive in my perception. Again, mostly typical guitar god solos, but at a slower tempo.
Born in 1980, his first attempt with music came in 1984 when he played with his parents both musicians in Schwetzingen, Germany during an encore. A musician to look in the future, because worth it. The guitar playing is the highlight, and Marco is a great guitarist. Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Review 1085571 Recently I checked out all the prog metal stream tracks on progarchives I didn't know yet and did a quick rating of everything I heard appr. The music is varied from funky parts to prog metal passages, Sfogli manage to create something worth investigated. The album Homeland is pretty much what you would expect from a solo progressive metal artist. And then we are talking about the highest league of guitarists in my opinion.
It's really too quick to amount to much. The winner of this competition was. Sfogli playes besides guitar , keyboards and bass on some pieces, the helping hand is coming again from members he well known and work, Alex Argento, Macaluso or the top notch keybord player Matt Guillory among others. It's been a lot of work, some of these leads were recorded back in the day and never played again. I was blown away already by the stream track Andromeda which appeared a very melodic one and sounding like John Petrucci on Suspended Animation.