'Finisia Café' by Italian rockers Fenisia is inspired by that rich history. Since 2009, the band has been creating heavy rock music, inspired by the occult, by alchemy and by ancient myths. Their first album 'Lucifer' was well received, well enough to start working on the follower. And that follower has become a strong album with great, immersive songs and flashing guitar solos. Musically it takes us back to the glory days of vintage heavy metal, which is almost always a good thing.
The album opens with the sing-along 'Outpost', immediately bringing bands like Ozzy and Black Label Society to mind. I guess there's a Zakk Wylde fan on guitars here. In fact, fans of everything from Whitesnake over Guns 'n Roses to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Soundgarden can find something they like on this album. I know, those are quite a lot of different references and I can add a few more, how about Judas Priest, Biffy Clyro, Alter Bridge or Black Crowes? It's all here, speaking the universal language of riffs and licks.
There's plenty of rocking goodness to be find here, highlighting in 'Blizzard' and the massively immersive 'Wasted Times', which might also be the strangest song on this album. Nonetheless, this simply is an excellent hard rock album with a vintage sound and some decent credibility. Recommended only if you are not one of those adolescents who forgot where their favorite bands learned the trade. This one is for the old school rockers among us.