The Bottom Line
- Guest appearance by Ronnie James Dio.
- Great riffs and solos.
- Feinstein's evil, snarling vocals.
- Too many mid-tempo songs and not enough variation in the song structures.
- Released November 23, 2010 on Niji Entertainment Group.
- Produced by David “Rock” Feinstein.
- Feinstein is Ronnie James Dio's cousin.
Guide Review - Feinstein, David Rock - 'Bitten By The Beast'
Feinstein is a master of the all-mighty riff — simple-yet-strong, memorable and cathy as hell. He performed all the guitars, bass and vocals, while drummer Nate Horton laid down the beats.
CD opener “Smoke on the Horizon” gets things off in true Feinstein fashion — raspy, snarling vocals, a ripping solo and a killer chorus. “Evil in Me,” the longest of the nine tracks, begins with a dark, Dio-esque riff. The chorus is pretty catchy, with a Judas Priest type riff that carries it through.
Feinstein’s cousin, Ronnie Dio, performs on the song “Metal Will Never Die,” and is one of the last recordings he did before his death. It’s a fitting anthem by one of the greatest vocalists of rock and metal. Feinstein’s drummer and bassist in the Rods, Carl Canedy and Garry Bordonaro back him up on the song as well.
It’s not rocket science — just good, simple, catchy rock songs that will make you headbang and raise the horns in true old school fashion.