BAND KIKO SHRED’S REBELLION
LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS
OUT July 30th, 2021
OUR RATING 80/100
Kiko Shred's Rebellion is Brazil-based band led by mastermind Kiko Shred, who released their latest, self-titled album on CD in their homeland at the beginning of the year. The worldwide digital and physical publication will now be done by PURE STEEL RECORDS.
Twenty-two years after Kiko Shred started playing guitar and played in various bands, he released his debut solo work only in 2015.
In the past, he played with Tim Ripper Owens "Official Page", Michael Vescera and Leather Leone, among others, but Kiko Shred's Rebellion was and is still especially important to him.
Ed Galdin is the singer on the new album, Will Costa (bass) and Lucas Taliari Miranda (drums) have been touring South America with him for several years. Doogie White is present as special guest in the song THORN ACROSS MY HEART.
A great album where, after an intro, MIRROR shows a personal style where different influences, from Maidens to epic metal, live together in perfect armony, enriched by gorgeous solo parts (a trademark of the whole album).
In RAINBOW OF THE STORM again influences from classic metal and 70’s Hard Rock, but also great musicality and DIO’s epic flavour.
In the title-track space for the solo dimension of guitar, free to fly, followed by above mentioned THORN ACROSS MY HEART.
MORS NON SEPARABIT shows a more articulated structure, almost progressive, with large space for guitar.
After the long gallop THE HIEROPHANT, VOODOO QUEEN convince us, followed by INFORMATION WAR, classic and powerful and enriched by an inspired solo, that ends in the best way this great platter.
3. RAINBOW AFTER THE STORM
5. THORN ACROSS MY HEART (FEAT. DOOGIE WHITE)
6. MORS NON SEPARABIT
7. HONOUR TO THE FALLEN BROTHERS
8. THE HIEROPHANT
9. VOODOO QUEEN
10. INFORMATION WAR
Ed Gadlin VC
Kiko Shred GT
Will Costa BG
Lucas Tagliari DR
Pure Steel Records
Pure Steel Promotion