LoNero have released their new album on August 2nd, 2016.
The new album titled ‘The Defiant Machine’ is a 10 track ‘instrumental concept piece.
So what can be expected when releasing a conceptual album without any lyrics.
It seems hard doesn't it.
Well when taking war as a subject it seems possible. .
The 10 thrilling songs have so much energy that vocals are almost not missed, almost!!
The songs are glued together with various presidential speeches from the past, something that does destract a bit from the sound i think.
Now you could suggest the days of instrumental metal albums are a thing from the past with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani as strongholders.
Lonero proves wrong.
Their so called "Guitarcore" is exactly filling a gap thet was never filled before.
LoNero is led by founder/lead guitarist Bill Lonero (Steelheart) as said before uses the theme of ‘war’ through the last 100 years; ‘The Defiant Machine.
Doing so it gives the album a very powerful, extreme journey. The album as a whole is great; although, I am having problems finding a track that really stand out from the others. not that this is a problem, it's all good.
Furthermore i cannot deny that i do miss a singer (like for example JSS or Zak Stevens), this to my opinion would have given this album the wings to fly to a huge success.
The musicians sound tight like a pack of dogs, or should i say a formation of F18 Hornets.
It is clear tht all musicians know exactly what is needed here, pure quality and energy.
Summing it all up, this album to me is the instrumental hardrock/metal album of the year so far, due to its intense energy.
An album which is great to release some internal agression in a positive way.
With a singer included i think it could become a huge act.