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Guilty of Innocence

a Studio release
by
Joe Deninzon Stratospheerius

Release Year: 2017

Date Label Catalog # Comments
29 Sep 2017 Melodic Revolution Records CD, Digital

Engineered by Rave Tesar, Joe Deninzon, Tom Tedesco, and Alex Salzman
Mixed by Alex Salzman and Nic Hard
Mastered by Rave Tesar
Produced by Joe Deninzon 

Added To Proggnosis Database on: 9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 5/7/2018 5:49:00 AM by: Marc
  1. Behind the Curtain
  2. Take Your Medicine
  3. Guilty of Innocence
  4. Face
  5. Hysteria
  6. Affluenza
  7. Parallel Reality
  8. Game of Chicken
  9. Dream Diary Cadenza
  10. Soul Food
Joe Deninzon
electric violin, lead vocals, mandolin, guitar

Aurelien Budynek
guitar, vocals

Jamie Bishop
bass, vocals

Lucianna Padmore
drums
 

With
Rave Tesar: keyboards
Alex Skolnick: guitar
Randy McStine: guitar, background vocals
Melanie Mitrano: vocals
Eddie Venegas: violin
Earl Maneein: viola
Leo Grinhauz: cello
Patrice Jackson: cello
Benny Koonyevsky: drums

Reviewed by Marc on 07 May 2018


Guilty of Innocence by Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius gives us nine songs of energetic jazz-funk that I would compare to the great Living Colour.

Even though the two bands don't actually sound alike, I recognise many of the qualities I like from Living Colour's music on Guilty of Innocence... some great ''wall of sound'' guitars, dynamic bass and drums in evidence, fantastic soloing and great lead vocals. 

The last track on Guilty of Innocence stands out, it's a 12+ minutes song that will certainly please prog metal fans. This one has Dream Theater qualities and ends the album in great fashion.

Guilty of Innocence is an album that should please fans of hard and heavy jazz-funk, but the enthusiastic progressive rock fan should also find much to enjoy in it too.