Windfall – “Tales of an Ordinary Life” (2013)

Independent Release

Review by Tony Cannella

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to review the debut EP from the Italian power metal outfit Windfall called “Crush”. Well, it took them a few years but the band has finally returned with their full-length debut, “Tales of an Ordinary Life”. On “Tales…” you will find re-recorded versions of the four songs that appeared on the EP as well as five new ones to complete this full-length.

The soaring opening track energetically gets us started. This song a pretty cool progressive metal vibe to it and it certainly does grab your attention right away. “Rage, Love and Sex” is next and is a great song that features a cool bass line and a galloping rhythm that would make Iron Maiden proud. Windfall doesn’t stray too far from their signature melodic metal sound on songs like “Dad Show”, “The Hunter” and “The Tower of Forgotten Memories”. Windfall does a great job in combining classic metal with modern day symphonic metal and intricately played Prog metal to achieve mostly positive results.

In my review for “Crush” I wrote that Windfall “possesses a great deal of talent and potential”, with “Tales of an Ordinary Life”, the band seems well on their way to realizing that potential.

Rating – 85/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Crush
  2. Rage, Love & Sex
  3. Dad Show
  4. The Hunter
  5. Revenge
  6. Life Challenge
  7. Life Forever
  8. The Tower of Forgotten Memories
  9. Windfall

 

Line Up

  • Francesca Tedeschi – Vocals
  • Lorenzo Nardi – Rhythm and lead guitar
  • Tommaso Buzzegoli – Keyboards
  • Marco Patracchini – Bass
  • Matteo Bresci – Drums

 

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