IN-SIDE – Life (2019)
Two years ago we were greatly surprised by the debut CD of Italian combo IN-SIDE. plenty of exquisite compositions ranging from classic AOR to pomp to melodic hard. The guys are back with second opus titled “Life”, and it’s as fascinating as their debut mixing elements from the likes of Work Of Art, Toto, TEN, Alan Parsons Project, Europe, Asia, Giuffria / Angel, and many, many more.
IN-SIDE was formed by Saal Richmond (real name Salvatore Giacomantonio), composer / keyboardist who worked as session musician for many varied artists, but his true love is Classic AOR / Pomp.
The rest of the band includes experienced singer Beppe Jago Careddu (voz), Abramo De Cillis (guitars), Gianni on bass, and Marzio Francone playing real drums and working as sound engineer for the recording.
Title track opens the album with Saal’s synths / keys – present all over the record – with a style reminiscent of Asia. The song is rich in elegant arrangements, smooth vocals and elaborated guitar work, while the chorus is catchy, classy ’80s.
‘Trapped in a Memory’ brings back some memories indeed, a song plenty of atmospheres, rocking yet subtle, where the choruses are some kind of ‘galactic’.
01 – Life
02 – Trapped in a Memory
03 – I Remember
04 – No Hell
05 – Save Your Mind
06 – Made of Stars
07 – Test My Love
08 – Eyes Don’t Lie
Beppe Jago Careddu – Lead Vocals
Saal Richmond – Keyboards, Synths, Programming, Vocals
Abramo De Cillis – Guitars
Gianni Cuccureddu – Bass
Marzio Francone – Drums & Sound Engineering