Album Review: "Energy Overload" by Carmine Appice/ Fernando Perdomo Project (7/10)

Distributed by: Cleopatra Records

Producers: Carmine Appice & Fernando Perdomo

Sparks fly when these jamming technicians traverse a ton of instrumental terrain on these dozen tracks. “Blow Speaker Boogie” and “Funky Jackson” sound like early Jeff Beck, while the title tune and “Pure Ecstasy” get the stellar support of keyboard guest Derek Sherinian. “Little Havana, Big Havana” is lean jazz-rock and McCartney’s “Maybe, I’m Amazed” and Appice’s own “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” receive harmonic and rhythmic renovation. Perdomo handles guitars, keyboards and bass, with Appice bringing the percussive thunder.