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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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7,527
Overall Rating computed from Album Ratings
Year Title Rating Views
2015 Venom 431
2015 Venom [LP] 222
2009 Wicked Maiden 1071
2009 Wicked Maiden (Picture Disc) 445
2004 Pedal To The Metal 647
2002 System X 3149
2002 Faster Than The Speed Of Light: Very Best of Impellitteri 1243
2000 Crunch 3845
2000 Crunch / Screaming Symphony 432
1997 Eye of the Hurricane (Japan) 3746
1997 Fuel for the Fire (EP) 1789
1997 Eye Of The Hurricane / Victim Of The System 470
1997 Eye of the Hurricane 264
1996 Screaming Symphony 3715
1994 Answer to the Master 3522
1993 Victim of the System (EP) 2050
1992 Grin And Bear It 3236
1988 Stand In Line 2749
1987 Impellitteri (EP) 2352

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