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Frank Palangi is an Upstate, NY artist whose music ranges from acoustic rock to heavier flavors. He writes, and creates all his own music. Palangi said that it has been a blessing to him, due to some of his past medical issues, growing up with those hardships and learning to adapt and overcome challenges with his passion and drive for music.
During 2010/2011 Frank teamed up with veteran record producer Rogers Masson to record his debut EP. The sessions were held in the music center of the world, Nashville, TN at Soundstage Studios. Rogers secured the Grammy nominated rock band Day of Fire and former Full Devil Jacket singer Josh Brown to backup Frank in the studio.
Rogers said, “This is the baddest rhythm section in the land, and along with the vocal guidance of singer Josh Brown, Frank’s songs are going to turn out amazing.” Frank also co-produced the album, which was Mastered by Rogers Masson and Multi-Grammy Award winner Gavin Lurssen.
Come 2012, record producer Rob Coates and his team in Nashville, TN unveiled Frank’s latest track, called “I Am Ready”. Assisting on the track, is former drummer of the rock band Pillar, Lester Estelle.
If you have never heard of Frank Palangi before, and you can’t decide whether to buy his Ep or not, just listen to “I’m Waiting” or “It’s All Right,” and you will be instantly hooked. Frank’s music displays a passion and a purity of sound that is simultaneously refreshing and liberating, ultimately distinguishing itself from many of its contemporaries.
The mainstream rock scene doesn’t have much to offer these days, mostly just soft stuff and rap, but here we have an excellent piece of accessible hard rock. Frank Palangi combines the dirge of grunge with driving hard rock, and tops it all off with meaningful lyrics. The best song on the album for me is “I’m Waiting”, a crunchingly heavy, yet at the same time very melodic song about friendship, that we can all relate to. “Love” is a great ballad, and “Driving These Lines” has a great message about living a lie while searching for the truth, that everyone should hear.
The music just plain rocks and it is refreshing to finally hear music from a talented rock artist that isn’t hung up on topics like sex, drugs, and satanism. Instead Frank has widened the scope to address some important core issues in his life.
Frank Palangi has a powerful soulful voice and his studio band is musically solid across all of his tracks. In fact headbangers can appreciate the crunch of the guitar licks, while Grunge fans can recognize the soulfulness of Frank’s voice. Making it a great rock record overall.
This Ep shows Frank’s natural talent and certifies that he can write songs that compete with the big boys of rock.
Frank Palangi’s self-titled Ep and the new single release, “I Am Ready,” was a great surprise to me. I would recommend it to anybody who likes hard rock delivered with great lyrics and passion.
Buy this album, especially if you like heavy music with melody.