Helmet of Gnats

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Instrumental symphonic fusion from Helmet of Gnats long out of print first CD.
Recorded in 1996, went out of print in 2005

Review from Progarchives:

4 stars One of those bands that needs a far more attention then has today

Helmet of Gnats originated from USA with 3 albums under their belt even they are formed almost 20 ears ago, but better with less albums and being very solid and interesting, then many releases with little to offer. Their first album saw the light in 1996 selftitled and is my fav album from them, I have a soft spot for this one from the first time I've heared it. Progressive rock with jazz fusion/rock arrangements, very well excuted, rich in passages, top notch musicianship, what else can a listner ask from them. The pieces are energic, inventive, with some excellent guitar parts, the keyboards are aswell great, groovy bass and a damn good drumer. All album is instrumental , and they have enough room to show us that they mean bussines. Lots of tempo changes, jazz fusion at it best. All tracks have same level, not a weak moment here, and for that matter I can only recommend this band and album, like the next two, because they bring some fresh air in this scene. Quite unpopular among listners and reviewers, Hemet of Gnats needs a far better view in my opinion. 4 stars easy, one hell of a good album.


released June 30, 1996

Chris Fox - Guitars
Matthew Bocchino - Keyboards
Nicky Defala - Bass
Nicky Vitiello - Drums



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Helmet of Gnats Stamford, Connecticut

Helmet of Gnats are an instrumental symphonic fusion quartet from Connecticut.

Chris Fox - Guitars
Matthew Bocchino - Keyboards
Mark Conese - Drums
Wayne Zito - Bass

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