CD REVIEWS IAN PARRY – IN FLAGRANTE DELICTO 2020
Here are the latest worlwide cd reviews for my 5th solo album “In Flagrante Delicto” 2020.
8,5 out 10 & a very positive Spanish revi ew. Thx to shemsuhor at:
It is an open secret that I am passionate about Ian Parry’s music. The British vocalist has been accompanying me for the last 22 years of my life, taking that distant year 1998 as the starting point with the edition of that glorious Manifestation of Fear together with the Dutch Elegy.
Parry is a unique guy, a vocalist with unshakable technical mastery, plus a genius at coloring hyper-complex, convoluted and self-imprinted voice lines that few musicians are capable of developing.
Since the end of Elegy back in 2002 and after the point and aside from the Consortium Project in 2011, Ian has focused all his artistic efforts on his solo career. In Flagrante Delicto is already his sixth studio album as a solo musician, delving into the usual stylistic line, with Technical / Progressive Metal at the center of his proposal, with very elaborate songs, full of arrangements and great instrumentation, all crowned by some vocal brand lines of the house, elongated in terms of melodies and especially convoluted in terms of colors and nuances.
Recording and production in Holland, the country where the good guy Parry has lived for a lot of years, with a lot of great artists shaping all the instrumentation work, with Jeroen Van Der Wiel (Odyssice) on keyboards, also carrying almost all the compositional weight of the album, with Stephan Lill (Vanden Plas) and Patrick Rondat on guitars, the usual Barend Courbois on bass, supported by the German Torsten Reichert (Vanden Plas), with Andreas Lill (Vanden Plas), Casey Grillo ( Kamelot, Queensrÿche) and Imre Daun (Kharma, Alien) to drum works.
45 minutes of hyper artistic ProgMetal, an ups and downs of emotions at the surface, talent and more talent to round off a fantastic album again, a whole slide of feelings and musical excellence. Parry continues to sing like angels, while all the instrumentation work brushes past absolute perfection.
Undoubtedly one of the most personal and talented artists in the entire scene, a true genius, clearly revealed in songs like “Ingenious”, excellent, “Wish”, with excessive strength and freshness, or “The Day” itself We Stop Dreaming “, delicacy at the service of the best Symphonic Prog on the Planet.
An unexpected Amazing review in the Dutch magazine Arrow Lords of Metal.nl Score 8 stars out 10.
The Englishman singer Ian Parry has been active in the metal world for more than thirty years & naturally with a well-earned reputation. In addition to his vocal contributions in bands such as; Hammerhead; Elegy; Vengeance & his own Consortium Project, he has also made virtually countless guest contributions on numerous albums & projects. In addition to his guest performances Ian has also been active as a solo artist & now delivers his new 5th solo album “In Flagrante Delicto”.
As usual Ian Parry brings us this no-nonsense classic hard rock album with a touch of progressive influences, but always keeps an eye on the melodic aspect in the music. In this style he swims vocally like a fish in water, which is clear in this new record. Even the test of time has not in any way effected the voice of this old school rocker. In fact Ian delivers a powerful performance alongside instrumentalists; Stephan Lill & Andreas Lill (Vanden Plas); Patrick Rondat (Elegy/Consortium Project/Jean Michel Jarre); Timo Somers (Delain); Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian/Rock Emporium) & Casey Grillo (Kamelot/Queensryche/Consortium Project) are a noticeable driving force on “In Flagrante Delicto”. Naturally the list of musicians can be called impressive to say the least, but the success of a record still stands or falls due to the quality of the song material. I am proud to say that Ian has delivered the goods on this records admirably. The best examples of how strong the songs are can be heard in the title track “In Flagrante Delicto”; “Fools Paradise” & “So Far So Good”. The real strength of this record is that there are no weak songs. This is not a uniquely innovative album, but personally I am not looking for that at all. In conclusion we can say Ian Parry’s 5th solo album “In Flagrante Delicto” is a well made album that will reach the hearts of all classic hard rock followers.
Written by journalist Sjak Roks.
Another great review from Brave Words Canada. 8 out of 10. Special thanks to Journalist Carl Begai.
8 of 10 review & full page interview in Rock Tribune Belgium (also for our Dutch Fans) Positively written with a huge compliment for my musicians & friends; Jeroen van der Wiel (co-writer); Andreas Lill; Stephan Lill (co-writer); Casey Grillo; Timo Somers & Patrick Rondat. Special thx to journalist Hans van Peppen. (English translation coming soon).Posted on: February 11, 2020