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Bud Tribe - Eye Of The Storm

Bud Tribe
Eye Of The Storm
by Michael "MettleAngel" Francisco at 07 March 2013, 3:20 PM

Back on the warpath, rockin' and rollin', being bad to the bone, Tuscany's tyrants of the warrior's creed – BUD TRIBE – return for another round. Now signed to Italy's own Jolly Roger Records, they travel down the road together, living for and in remembrance of Metal. This band play Traditional Metal, and show their love for those influential 70s acts who paved the way. Fans of BLACK ROSE, RED ROSE, SINNER, newer ARTHEMIS, will be intrigued. Many of the musicians are seasoned veterans. Daniele "Bud" Ancillotti plays with STRANA OFFICINA, and both Leo and Dario have served time in “Hoka Hey” favorites SABOTAGE who feature DOMINE's own Morby on vocals.

I assume they named themselves after Dan's nom de guerre, as he shares the other band ANCILLOTTI with his brother Sandro and his own son Brian. With this album, Dan definitely tries to sound like Phil Lynott, showing his love for THIN LIZZY. The songs are well-constructed, with some interesting lyrics, and a sonic level of musical proficiency. The title track gets things rolling nicely, as you prepare to meet “Mr. (Luis) Cypher”. “Dead Man Walking” has a strong PRETTY MAIDS vibe, while “Dragon Lady” feels more like ROUGH SILK.

“Camelot” is a fun and interesting take on the legend, while “Voices (In The Night)” has a very vibrant DEEP PURPLE mass appeal. “Metal Show” timing is good, but it could be heavier, even if certain parts have a steadfast and pulsating pace, affected and balanced by some suggestive soloing. Also, “Bud's” thick accent allows for him to sing more in his native Italian tongue. Damn if “La Luna…” does not sound like the opening of ZEP's “Stairway”! There are two quality bonus tracks included, too, thereby making this a worthy effort. Overall, I am now totally enamored by the music, and I probably would not invest in this, or add the CD to my collection. I do respect the musicians, and I would recommend at least giving this a fair listen, given their inherited legacy.

3 Star Rating

1. Eye of the Storm
2. Mr. Cypher
3. Dragon's Lady
4. Fool No More
5. Dead Man Walking
6. Prelude
7. Camelot
8. Voices (In the Night)
9. Metal Show
10. La Luna è già…
11. Rule of the Lightning
12. Warrior Creed
Daniele “Bud” Ancillotti – Vocals
Leo Milani – Guitars
Sandro “Bid” Ancillotti – Bass
Dario Caroli – Drums
Record Label: Jolly Roger Records


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