From The Hub Weekly, Champaign IL 12/1/05
Cometh - Lou DiBello
There are monsters in the world, and there are urban legends, and there is music, glorious music to help define them and defend against them. But if you want to fight off the demons and the doldrums you need to find a great guitarist and crank up the volume.
Well, the defender of the faith is here, the Axeman Cometh and he is local legend Lou DiBello with his first new cd this century. This is an all out attack, no holds barred solo guitar recording (with sides of Lou on bass and keys) and a steady drumming by Doug Gherna who also engineered and helped produce the project.
This is the best of Satriani, Chastain, and Malmsteen all rolled into one. This is top notch playing and production and all recorded here in Urbana this year. I keep turning it up louder and it just keeps getting better and better, it is so hot my computer is turning red and flames and smoke are bursting out the back. Somebody get me a waterfall this place is on fire.
tunes by DiBello and although there are echoes of the great rockers
of the seventies and eighties this is a totally dynamic and original
work without a misstep or false note just full steam ahead rock'n'roll.
I can't even tell you which cut I like best as I am flat out plastered
against the wall and my air guitar can't keep up. Wow!
By Phil Strang
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"If you're a shred fiend & into Vai, Satch, Angelo, etc, then buy
this disc. Devastating leadwork, pro execution, total feeling. In your
face talent & tone, it's about as real as it gets. If you yearn for
satiation then look no further.This disc is a MUST have! Lou Dibello
"Axeman has a little bit of everything--all of it great. If Lou
lived on either coast, this CD would sell like mad. Liked Carribean
Cruise in particular.....As a whole, CD will occasionally make you think
of various guitar-greats while keeping the uniqueness of Lou's virtuoso
style. His solo career can only get better and better."
"If you're into guitar rock you got to check this CD out, I hate everything but "The Axeman Cometh" blew me away, for real!!!!"