Marko Pavic is a guitarist from Serbia who helped out on Italian singer Chris Catena?s first solo album,now Catena returns the favor and is singing on Pavic?s new album "Taste some liberty" which also includes guest performances from Kee Marcello,Tony Franklin and Vitalij Kuprij. Daniel Flores (Minds Eye,XSavioR) plays drums and the Italians Lorenzo Antonelli-Keyboards and Aleks Ferrara-Bass completes the rest of the line up. The music is melodic rock in the same vein as Rainbow (Joe Lynn Turner era) and Y&T - in fact,Catena sounds a bit like Dave Meniketti in his way of singing.
The album is good produced but I think the songs won?t match the classic albums Rainbow and Y&T released,Pavic and Catena does their best on delivering a fine cover of Blackmore?s "Death alley driver" - not bad at all. They also surprise me with a cover of Supertramp?s hit "Logical song" but without the piano,a truly magnificent song in it?s original version and quite good as a hardrock cover too. Of their own material,only the AOR-ish "Summer of ?98" and "Desperate cry" are the only tracks that I want to hear again - the rest I can be without coz they are nothing but average and un-inspiring mellow hardrock tunes. The opening track "Restless soul" is a good example of how a rocker shouldn?t sound like,a total disaster! OK album mainly because of 4 good tracks and a crispy production.