When members of the Italian progressive power metal band Labyrinth decided to break off and write some original hard rock material, they formed A Perfect Day. Following the course of bands like Alter Bridge, the material is replete with catchy riffs, ballsy grooves, thrilling solos, and is even capped off nicely with a couple of slower ballads. This music sounds great, if a little indistinct by way of production.
It's just a pity the attention paid to Roberto Tarani's vocals wasn't given to the rest of the mix, as the songwriting and overall feel of the record is quite impressive. My main complaint being the the way the guitar got mixed, which is a real shame as Andrea Cantarelli's playing is expectedly fantastic; melodic, soulful and tasteful. And too often you have to really strain to hear his solos mired in a muddy rhythym section. Let's hope for more output from these guys with a nice clear production.
The Bottom Line: Labyrinth members take a dip in the post-grunge, hard rock waters and turn out some really great music. Aside from some first-time technical issues, this is a band that deserves some attention.
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