IMPELLITTERI: Victim Of The System CD Japanese import (no obi). Rob Rock on vocals. s.
original, factory-pressed CD made in Japan.
IMPELLITTERI – Victim Of The System
(1993, Victor, VICP-2093)
Impellitteri – Victim if the System (Victor) 1993
1. “Victim of the System” (3:26)
2. “Visual Prisoner” (3:58)
3. “Glory” [instrumental] (1:49)
4. “Cross to Bear” (5:01)
5. “The Young & the Ruthless” (3:36)
Impellitteri is a heavy metal band from USA formed and led by guitarist Chris Impellitteri. Chris Impellitteri has an amazing speed/shred style of playing. In 2008 Guitarworld Magazine officially named Chris Impellitteri as one of the Fastest Guitarists of all time. Included in the ranking were Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, and Yngwie Malmsteen
This CD introduced the bands more flowing style and it is totally full-fledged ripping. Each of the five tracks kicks ass.
The opening title track is fast and rapid, while “Visual Prison” has a solid chord rhythm. “Cross to Bear” has some sharp notes and leads, and shifts between slow-paced distortion, and piano sections. Good, melodic vocals. “The Young and the Ruthless” is rolling, with tight chorus chops, and “Glory” is a compact and intricate instrumental.
Musically immaculate, this is a very good heavy rock EP. All songs on this one are really great, even though I am not really a fan of Impelliteri. ‘Fly away’ was the highlight for me, I believe. Good solid stuff, and as I say – musically wonderful.
Melodic metal maestro guitarist Chris Impellitteri is a master of the strings, shredding without mercy, and his axe heroics paired with Rob Rocks powerhouse vocals are usually a formidable musical force to be reckoned with.
Chris Impellitteri guitar [also on Dragon Attack A Tribute to Queen]
Rob Rock lead vocals [Joshua etc.]
James Amelo Pulli bass
Mark Bistany drums