Dario Mollo’s Crossbones – Rock The Cradle


Crossbones was Italian’s guitarist Dario Mollo, known for his collaboration with Tony Martin for “The Cage” project and Glenn Hughes in Voodoo Hill, first group ever.

“Rock The Cradle” is their comeback album with Carl Sentence on the mic. To be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect, because the guitarist’s latest releases, especially “The Cage 3” not only failed to impress me, but I found them disappointing. But, here things are by far better. Mollo sounds fresh, creative and inspired on the album’s ten songs. There is a variety in the style of the songs that are all under the banner of classic melodic rock. The title tracks sounds more modern than the rest, “Gates Of Time” has the oriental element and in general the guitarist seems like he did a good job composing, as his songs are to the point without useless fanfares and showoff.

Carl Sentence proves ideal for an album like this one with his grain, his screams and his melodic style whenever needed. Actually, the press release says that Mollo and Sentence will work together again. If the result is as good as that, then why the hell not?