Sunday, 4 August 2019
Mad Fellaz - Mad Fellaz III (2019)
The third album from this Italian band.
The band is an eight piece big band with a lineup of sax, synth, Hammond organ, Mellotron, keyboard, piano, guitars, bass, drums, percussion and vocals.
Numerous other musicians provided cello, viola, violin, guitars and woodwinds.
I have reviewed their first two albums for # 1 of this blog and you can read the reviews here.
There is an interval of three years between their albums and they have used this time to change directions and lineup. That too also goes for this album.
Gone is the female vocals. Male vocals has replaced them. Most of the style from II from 2016 has also gone.
The replacement is male vocals, a great sound and flowery neo-prog with influences from folk rock and jazz. Indeed; influences from RPI - Rock Progressive Italiano.
There is a lot of instruments here which is really complementing the sound, the music and each other.
There is also a baroque feel over their music and some Arabian influences. Indeed, this is an album from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
It is also full of life and fun.
Unfortunate, it has not real great songs. Nevertheless, this is a a good album and very much an album well worth checking out.