Michael Romeo’s War Of The Worlds Part 1: A Must Have Record

By Andrew Catania

When I started this website, Michael Romeo was on my short list of people I wanted to interview right away.  The Symphony X member is in an elite class of guitarists.  If you’re not a fan of Michael Romeo’s, you need to have your head examined.

Symphony X fans have been waiting two decades for an honest to goodness Michael Romeo solo album (not counting his 1994 demo recording, The Dark Chapter, which was released in several countries), and the arrival of War of the Worlds / Pt. 1 will be no doubt be cause for celebration. And the guitarist promises a sequel – “Most of Part II is already finished,” he says, “It just needs a few vocals, a couple solos, a few tweaks here and there. I want people to absorb the first one for a while, and then we’ll put out the second record. They’ll complement each other, but they’ll also be a bit different.”

Romeo isn’t as active on social media like others.  You can find him most of the time in his home studio.  There are guitarists that just mentally masturbate themselves on the fretboard with the same boring licks.  Michael Romeo isn’t one of them.

Michael Romeo is the complete package.  He’s a great songwriter which some of today’s guitarists lack good songwriting skills.  His guitar skills are off the charts.  Rick Castellano’s soaring vocals are fantastic and John Macaluso is a beast on the drums.  War of the Worlds Part 1 is an excellent album!  I promise you that you won’t be disappointed.  This is a perfect 10/10 Rating!

  1. Introduction
  2. Fear The Unknown
  3. Black
  4. F*cking Robots
  5. Djinn
  6. Believe
  7. Differences
  8. War Machine
  9. Oblivion
  10. Constellations

To purchase War of the Worlds Pt 1, please visit this link


For more info about Michael Romeo please visit his Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/MichaelJRomeo/

Symphony X at https://www.facebook.com/symphonyx/

For information on Michael’s signature guitar please visit https://www.caparisonguitars.com/products/dellinger-prominence-mjr-michael-j-romeo-signature/

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