If ever you needed evidence (beyond Steve Vai and Joe
Satriani) that Italians are the Chosen Ones (sadly, my
French/Swedish heritage excludes me from CO status,
though if anyone has information on converting, let me
know), Anthelion's Line X is a good place to begin.
Anthelion, like virtually any progressive metal band,
have hints of Dream Theater (check out "Promise of
Eden") in their sound with dashes of Fates Warning
tossed in for good measure ("Dirty Right Men"). Along
the way there are odd reminders of Van Halen and even
Journey, though the sextet clearly have their own
sound. This 4-track disc is a great introduction to a
band I can't wait to hear more from.