Ben Zabbia- Into The Flame
Review by Paul Speering
Although being a more than competent musician, this album didn’t do much for me. It was very single-paced and lacked enough variety to keep me interested. But, that being said, there were some nice songs in there, such as “Fly Away Little Boy.”
A big weakness in this recording is what sounded like the use of backing tracks rather than real musicians in almost all the songs. His rigid use of rhyming held back the flow of several of the songs, and really took away from the skilled musicianship.
However, Ben has a decent voice, and I believe, that with a good band behind him, he could produce a decent recording in the future.