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Il Bacio Della Medusa - Discesa Agl'Inferi d'un Giovane Amante CD (album) cover


Il Bacio Della Medusa


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.22 | 362 ratings

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5 stars Wonderful RPI! This is one of the best symphonic prog rock albums that I have heard in years. The progression is on the right place, they know how to change the mood of their music, and how! Discesa Agl'inferi D'un Giovane Amante is the second album from Il Bacio Della Medusa, released in 2008. The first time I saw the album, it captivates me by the cover art. The dark environment is really great. The concept of the album is about a man with his women in hell and his feelings. The album includes macabre laughter and overlapping whispers sometimes, but don't be afraid, the darkness of the music is very well balanced with the beautiful classical and folk songwriting.

The 3:44' minutes Preludio has a beautiful symphony by piano, violin, flute and vocals. The symphony reaches the second track, Confessione D'un Amante, the vocal and piano melodies are pretty good. The progression goes on falling into La Bestia Ed Il Delirio, where the drummer awakes. The flute at the beggining of the track reminds me of Tull dark passages, like A Passion Play. The organ solo with the background clean rhythm guitars is awesome. At the middle of the track, you will find a song in the italian typical folk way, and for real, it reminds me of a greek old song. The second half of the track features another organ and keys solo, with funky groovin guitar bases. And a short guitar solo after an evil laughter. The fourth track has infernal narrations. And the symphonic instrumental behind carries a heavy atmosphere, slowly turning into a prog folk. The Tullish prog becomes definitive at Ricordi Del Supplisio, very funny flute work, and the organ is beautiful. Well, any hammond organ or keys solo is fanservice made exactly for me, since I drown into prog in itself after some keith emerson video tapes. At Nostalgia, Pentimento e Rabbia, Cecchini really sings with his soul. Some evil riffs here. A good guitar solo too, I like when the guitar riff fuses with the flute. Sudorazione A Freddo Sotto Il Chiaro Di Luna starts as a stylish jazzy blues, where the first highlights are the excellent drums and bass. So the organ strikes again until the song slow down beautifully. The calm flute and clean guitar solo is deep and cool. The ending of this track seems to be a shapeshifter, between slow and fast rock. But the slow rock wins, starting Melancolia, an acoustic mellow, brilliant and atmospheric track. I like the ending of this one, with that keys and percursion. The following track, E Fu Allora Che Dalle Fiamme Mi Sorprese Una Calda Brezza Celeste (wow, that's a huge track title), it's calm and features some fine sax playing. The grand finale, the peak, is Nosce Te Ipsum: La Bestia Ringhia In Noi, the most progressive track of the album, and my favorite one! After te calm intro, some tribal drums advertises the musical changes. The keys, guitar and sax, and all the rest, are all working together here. The cool tempo changes and the organ leading an apocalypse seems the best passage of the album. The freak ending riff of the track rules. So we have two closing tracks, Corale Per Messa Da Requiem and Epilogo: Conclusione Della Discesa Agl'inferi D'un Giovane Amante. Both track are working like the first twin symphonic tracks.

Reccomended to everyone into symphonic, folk prog or RPI.

VOTOMS | 5/5 |


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