Kee Marcello had been Europe’s guitar player for two albums: “Out Of This World in 1988 and “Prisoners In Paradise in 1991. That’s a very interesting fact. In the beginning I thought that maybe “Melon Demon Divine could possibly remind me a little of the good old rock style of the holy decade of the 80s. Besides, many guitar players made very good personal albums after leaving their bands, like the first two John Norum personal albums which were amazing. These were my first thoughts when I got this CD. Unfortunately I was very mistaken…
I will tell you what I mean. The situation that we have here is a little complicated. Kee Marcello’s K2 do not exactly play rock. Their music is a little bit confused. The rhythm guitars sometimes remind me of U.S. Power Metal, sometimes Hardcore and most of the times Alternative Rock. They have melodic parts of groups like System Of A Down and Nicleback and all the solos surely remind me Europe.
And that’s their problem. They don’t even know what they want to play. “Melon Demon Divine is an average album with average compositions. They all are good musicians and especially Kee, but that fact cannot save this album.
Kee remembers that he used to play the guitar for Europe, only in the ballads and the solos. This album disappointed me and I don’t think that I’ll listen to it many times in the future. Maybe Nicleback’s fans will like it a little bit more because its atmosphere relates to them.
I hope that Kee Marcello will give us something better in the future. Until then he should try to find his lost inspiration. The rating of the album is so high because its very good ballads reminded me of the good old days when he used to play with Europe.
11.Tattoo For Patto
14.Can I B The 1
Kee Marcello Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Snowy Shaw Drums, Vocals
KEE MARCELLO’S K2 – MELON DEMON DIVINE 2004
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