MARSHALL - "Freedom"
Review by Adam Jones - MUSIC FARMER 5
A Rock Renaissance Reignited by Italy's Legendary Band
After a decades-long hiatus, Italian hard rock band MARSHALL has returned with a vengeance, delivering their long-awaited sophomore album, "Freedom." Fueled by the passion of founding members Sasà and Mario Ferrigno and enhanced by new additions Giusy Ferrigno on vocals and Andrea Palazzo on guitar, this album marks a triumphant resurgence for the Naples-based group.
As the opening track and lead single, "Freedom" wastes no time in capturing the listener's attention with an epic guitar riff reminiscent of the band's 70s hard rock influences. Giusy Ferrigno's soaring vocals weave a melody that is both fresh and evocative of legendary bands like Led Zeppelin and Rush. The anthemic chorus, imbued with an air of bright inspiration, serves as a call-to-arms for a new generation of rock enthusiasts. The track concludes with an electrifying Van Halen-esque guitar solo by Andrea Palazzo and a thundering Jon Bonham-inspired drum break from Lino Mazzola.
"Dance Lady" offers a change of pace, drawing from classic-rock and blues influences for a driving rhythm that conjures images of cruising down a bustling highway. On "King of the Moon," the intricate drum patterns and epic guitar solo create a hypnotic soundscape that will leave listeners spellbound. "Rainbow Color" showcases the band's more cinematic side, featuring a complex chord structure and dynamic shifts that highlight the album's compositional versatility.
Italian hard rock band Marshall has returned with a vengeance!
Throughout "Freedom," Marshall's commitment to their hard rock roots is evident, while their willingness to incorporate elements of heavy metal, blues, and early rock and roll ensures a diverse and engaging listening experience. The album is a testament to the resilience of the Ferrigno brothers and their determination to share their music with the world.
Ænima Recordings' decision to sign the band and release "Freedom" has given Marshall the platform they deserve to reach a global audience. With streaming platforms making their triumphant return readily accessible, this album is set to solidify Marshall's place in the pantheon of rock legends.
From their early beginnings in Naples, their success with "Magic Diamonds," and their eventual hiatus, MARSHALL's journey has been a rollercoaster of highs and lows. Now, with "Freedom," the band has not only reunited but reignited their creative flame, proving that the spirit of rock and roll is alive and well. Fans of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and those looking for a fresh yet nostalgic sound need look no further than "Freedom" by Marshall – a powerful and captivating album that heralds the triumphant return of a long-lost rock icon.
Check out the title track
"Freedom" by Marshall below!👇