LA FAMIGLIA SUPERSTAR - LA FAMIGLIA SUPERSTAR
EMMECIESSE MUSIC PUBLISHING
Metal To Infinity
a strange name for a band that seems to aim for a larger crowd of music fans.
La Famiglia Superstar surprised me in two different ways. First, they
bring melodic rock with a lot of Whitesnake influences, so ladies you’ve been
warned! Secondly, this band has a guitarplayer that is playing the stars out of
Holy hell, this guy knows how to play the strings. Steve Saluto is
responsible for very energetic and fascinating riffs, and above all: his
solo’s are outstanding !!!
He played from Jazz to Pop to Rock and recorded already with the likes of
Jeff Berlin, Danny Gottlieb, Darryl Jones, Buddy Miles, … and many more. Every
song on this album contains his personal stamp and it felt great to listen and
enjoy his musical escapades!
album starts with one of the best songs on this disc. ‘Never Enough’
represents perfect the whole direction of the band.
This songs has the typical style, and can be considered as a blueprint
for the rest of the material. The vocals of Terry Ilous fit perfect with the
musical style and although he has a lot of David Coverdale similarity, it’s
like he’s doing it on purpose. Even the shabby lyrics are present!
The next song is called ‘Rain’ and starts with a lot of Jimi Hendrix
This time, Lenny Wolf of Kingdom Come can be called as an influence, and
again the guitar of Steve is frightening! After two, pretty heavy tracks, it
seems to be time to slow down a bit.
Miss You’ is not bad, but I preferred the heavier approach of the first
‘What We Gonna Do’ has a special vibe! It has ‘a nightclub’
feeling, and we have to repeat
and underline the quality of the guitars!
It seems like Steve can’t be tamed, and that’s great to listen to!
Although he’s delivering the balls, this song is nothing more than a
soft rocksong that might fit in the rotation of heavier radiostations.
Come Around’ is track 5, can be described as a slow down tune with a lack of
The only positive about this song is (again): great guitar layers that
lift this average tune to a higher level. The next one starts with acoustic
guitars and some sing along chorus lines, but isn’t anything more than an
amusement around the campfire.. ‘Can U Tell Me’ contains more power and
groove and the lyrics and vocal chords are bursting out into a great melody line
that gives an extra boost to this track. Again, we get the obliged guitar work
and this track can be defined as one of the best songs on La Famiglia Superstar.
mentioned already a few times Whitesnake, and it’s no surprise at all that
there is also a cover on this album.
‘Here I Go Again’ is the choice of the band, and I really wonder if
that was the perfect match. The original is so cool and so determinate that
it’s not an easy task to approach the quality and sound of the original.
I must admit that the version of L.F.S. is totally twisted into another
arrangement, and that’s a good move.
Check it out and you will be surprised what the band did with the
Not all the surprises are mentioned, as the next song ‘The Wind’ is
sung in French!
I believe that the voice of Terry fits better to the English language…
end this album, the guys also recorded an instrumental song called ‘Visions’,
and this track has a very heavy start. I wish there was more of that material on
this album. After the heavy riffing in the beginning we can hear a superb
guitarsolo, and this proves the variation and diversity that this band is aware
Next time, I would like to hear more songs with a heavy punch, no French
lyrics and of course another round of great guitars!
My rating: 83 / 100 (Review by Patrick De Sloover)
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