PROPHET OF THE LAST ECLIPSE
Luca Turilli, best known for his flawless guitar work with the power metal outfit Rhapsody, has branched out and released a solo effort. This 10-track release conveys a more symphonic sound, and seems to be a bit on the extravagant side as far as power metal goes, as the pervasive sounds of angelic choirs and electronic interludes charge PROPHET OF THE LAST ECLIPSE. Operatic and even touching on some of the auras of new age-dom, Luca Turilli's artistic vision supercedes his metal roots quite a bit here, making an album of epic proportions in the process. While Turilli himself labels his music "cosmic symphonies", there are ample chunks of six-string heroism within to satisfy the progressive metal fans that have an ear for the ornate or those who hail the shred guitar.