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Impellitteri

PLEASE DO NOT ADD 'Live! Fast! Loud!’ 1998 as it is considered a bootleg.

Band formed by high-speed neo-classical guitarist Chris Impelliteri, whose style is reminiscent of Yngwie J. Malmsteen. He produced a self-financed album of instrumentals in 1986 and formed his own band in 1987, which consisted of former MSG and Rainbow vocalist Graham Bonnet, keyboardist Phil Wolfe, ex-Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright, and ex-Ted Nugent drummer Pat Torpey. This lineup's only album strongly evoked Rainbow's style, to the point where Rainbow fans accused Impelliteri of plagiarism. However, the band disintegrated, with Wright joining House of Lords and Torpey going to Mr. Big. Impelliteri played with former Dio keyboardist Claude Schnell and singer Mark Weisz in 1990.

Genres:
Neo-classic metal, melodic metal
From:
USA
Similar Secular:
Yngwie Malmsteen, Rivera/Bomma, Rob Rock

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7,432
Overall Rating computed from Album Ratings
Year Title Rating Views
2015 Venom 376
2015 Venom [LP] 167
2009 Wicked Maiden 1018
2009 Wicked Maiden (Picture Disc) 402
2004 Pedal To The Metal 599
2002 System X 2799
2002 Faster Than The Speed Of Light: Very Best of Impellitteri 1201
2000 Crunch 3471
2000 Crunch / Screaming Symphony 394
1997 Eye of the Hurricane (Japan) 3400
1997 Fuel for the Fire (EP) 1636
1997 Eye Of The Hurricane / Victim Of The System 432
1997 Eye of the Hurricane 227
1996 Screaming Symphony 3352
1994 Answer to the Master 3204
1993 Victim of the System (EP) 1914
1992 Grin And Bear It 2905
1988 Stand In Line 2500
1987 Impellitteri (EP) 2157

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