|Review: Feinstein - Third Wish|
Label: Magic Circle Music
Year released: 2004
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: April 10, 2009
Reviewed by: Hermer Arroyo
Rated 4/5 (80%) (4 Votes)
Third Wish is a solo project Dio's cousin, guitarist David Feinstein, previously from bands such as Elf and The Rods. And like his famous relative, Feinstein delivers a Heavy Metal album with a ton of riffs and full of charisma. This album begins with the rocking opener "Regeneration" which has an infectious chorus that will stick in your head. From there, the onslaught continues with numbers like "Rebelution", "Streaming Star", "Rule the World" and "Masquerade" but really every song just rules in one way or another. However everything as cool as it is must bow down to the title track, a nine minute epic which starts as a ballad and transforms to a magical piece of music.
The musicians are extremely good: beginning with then Royal Hunt singer John West. He displays a very good voice perfect for this type of metal, making the vocals memorable. The rhythm session by Jeff Howell (bass) and Nate Horton (drums) and the keyboards by Bob Twining are solid. This leads to the star of the show David Feinstein, the guy just rules on this album; he proves that he definitely has the chops as his guitar tone is amazing.
The only negative here is the instrumental "Inferno" which, while is not bad, is the last track of the album, ending it in less than stellar fashion. It would have been a lot better if it was in the middle of the record, but this is me nitpicking. Produced by Joey DeMaio, Third Wish is a nice slab of unaltered and ripping Heavy Metal. If metal with great riffs and solos, huge choruses and vocals right in Dio and Rainbow's alley is your thing you will eat this up as the record is a lot of fun.
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