SWEET OBLIVION – Sweet Oblivion

SWEET OBLIVION - Sweet Oblivion
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Frontiers Records
Release date: June 14, 2019

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Sweet Oblivion is the debut album from Sweet Oblivion, a new project featuring former Queensrÿche vocalist Geoff Tate, and a team of stellar Italian musicians. The lineup includes Simone Mularoni on guitars and bass, Emanuele Casali on keyboards and Paolo Caridi on drums, with Mularoni handling the producer role. While having a band member at the production helm usually leads to an out of balance mix, Sweet Oblivion is a superb recording. Mularoni’s intent was to produce a classic heavy rock sound with an 80s sound and a classic Queensrÿche vibe. The truth is, not only did he capture the essence of the classic Queensrÿche sound, he advanced it.

The musical performances on Sweet Oblivion are second to none, and while the Queensrÿche vibe is certainly present and evident, the modern production, more progressive and technical songwriting and performances, and the addition of prominent and exceptional keyboard parts, Sweet Oblivion is what Queensrÿche should have become. Sweet Oblivion starts off with “True Colors”, a technically proficient rager with a killer hook, and every last element that makes a great song. The production is so good. Geoff Tate fans, Queensrÿche fans, Melodic Rock, Progressive Rock, and Hard Rock fans take note. Sweet Oblivion is the record Queensrÿche fans have longed for since Operation: Mindcrime.


  • Stevie Shred

    Stevie was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio. He is currently the lead guitarist for Melodic Rock band Red Reign, based in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Red Reign toured with Tesla in 2017, and shared the stage with Dokken, FireHouse, Lita Ford, Kix, Quiet Riot, and others at various dates around the US in 2018. Stevie heard his first KISS record at the age of 6 and was immediately hooked on Rock and Roll guitar. Over the course of years his tastes evolved, graduating from KISS to Ozzy and Van Halen; and then into Hair Metal. Over time, harder and faster music drew him. Bands like Metallica, Pantera, and Anthrax led the way, and Killswitch Engage took him over the top. Stevie has a deep passion for the guitar, not only playing them, but building them as well.

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