SECRET ALLIANCE – Revelation (2021)

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Revelation” is the new album from SECRET ALLIANCE, the band founded by Italian guitarist Gianluca Galli (Silver Horses & Mantra) initially as his solo project, but found he was wanting to create music with some extra complexity involved.
For ”Revelation” he recruited the skilled Ricardo Confessori (ex-Angra) and fantastic bassist Tony Franklin to round out the constant members in every song. There’s some guest musicians on this futuristic/sci-fi inspired album including awesome guitarists Frank Gambale and Alex Masi.
Mixing melodic prog metal with hard rock pulse, the songs here obviously are guitar-driven and including several duel with keyboards, all with catchy rhythms (Franklin’s terrific bass groove) and the soaring, powerful clean vocals of Andrea Ranfa (ProgressiveXperience).

The whole disc is a unique listening pleasure and leads you with its playful top performances into various fantasy worlds. There is no need to note that everyone involved is sublime in their playing.
And there’s the songs, all good, with something for everyone from groovy hard rocking melodies to excellent instrumental passages. Andrea ‘Ranfa’ Ranfagni’s vocals are somewhat reminiscent of Lenny Wolf, but with a bluesy background giving an even more hard rock feel to the proggy arrangements.

Whether you listened to SECRET ALLIANCE before or not, you need to taste ”Revelation” as Galli has changed the sonic approach here: musically this is progressive but with a lot of classic hard rock feeling going around, groovy, catchy, and with a stupendous pristine production.
Highly Recommended


01 – Welcome On Planet Earth
02 – Fire In The Sky
03 – No Stars
04 – The Sixth Event
05 – She Is Green
06 – Ley Line
07 – Upside Down
08 – Requiem For Technology
09 – The Arise
10 – Seven Sisters
11 – First Day Of Life

Andrea Ranfa (Vanexa, ProgressiveXperience) – vocals
Gianluca Galli (Mantra, Time Machine) – guitar, keys
Tony Franklin – fretless bass
Ricardo Confessori (Shaman, Angra) – drums
Frank Gambale – guitar
Alex Masi – guitar



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