|Album: Borgofondo (IT 2012)
CD / Cat. No. WIS-3013 (digipack)
LP / Cat. No. WIS-3508 (gatefold cover + limited coloured vinyl)
Italian power the trio “Doctor Cyclops” puts down with its debut an extraordinarily authentic and fulminant marching 70s hardrock album with “New Wave OF British Heavy Metal” but also US-Westcoast blues influences. It captivates with raw energy and its wealth of intelligent psychedelic and progressive facets, powerful rhythm and mystical concept with a few flute/organ flashes, but is mainly guitar driven.
Chris Draghi (vocals/guitar) knows in special kind how to melt his epic guitar riffs and wailing solos with his sensitive and catchy singing and provides a huge emotional intensity, on the one hand very mighty, but also haunted and desperately, completely in the style of groups like Black Sabbath, Grand Funk Railroad, Blue Öystercult or today's like Graveyard, Witchcraft, Cathedral. Seven songs between 4 and 8 min in total 48 mins are produced very well, rather unusually for a debut album, and create hunger to let these guys blow your mind Live-On-Stage with a genuine thunderstorm.
1. Night Flyer (4:24)
2. Cyclop's Claim (7:13)
3. Giants of the Mountain (9:59)
4- Eileen O'Flaherty (3:28)
5. Madness Show (7:03)
6. My Revolution (6:26)
7. The Unquiet Garden (9:53)
|Album: Oscuropasso (IT 2014)
CD / Cat. No. WIS-3021 (digipack)
LP / Cat. No. WIS-3508
"Oscuropasso" is the second album of Italian hard rock trio Doctor Cyclops. In a genre where as it seems since Black Sabbath most everything has had been said, these folks come up with a very intense and exciting album. Their actual output has pure 1973 retro feeling, where epic heavy riffs and rhythms melt with psychedelic, progressive breaks and make you dive into their euphoric guitar soundscapes. The atmospherically well balanced vocals create an important reference point in the five arrangement-extensive songs from 6 to 16 min lengths. The well produced and exciting spectrum of complexity and catchiness makes this album grow more and more after each listen and leads all those who like it HEAVY toward deep satisfaction!