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Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.37 | 1140 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars BANCO are of course one of the big three from Italy and for many this is their favourite album by them. The emphasis is on the keyboards, organ, piano and of course those amazing vocals.Yes this is complex and well played. And for this being a concept album, there are so many styles of music as you go from song to song.

One of my favourite songs is "L`Evoluzione" with acoustic guitar and organ leading the way early before drums and piano have their way in the soundscape. But man ! Can this guy sing with those operatic vocals. Lots of mood and tempo changes in this one, and lots of organ. "La Con Quista Della Posizione Eretta" is laden with keyboard melodies and it's 6 1/2 minutes before the vocals come in. The songs ends with piano and the wind blowing.

"Danza Dei Grandi Rettili" is jazzy sounding with light drums and nice piano melodies. "Cento Mani e Cento Occhi" is an uptempo tune with vocals that is dominated by keyboard melodies. "750,000 anni fa...c`amore" features fantastic vocals and more amazing piano melodies. "Miserere Alla Storia" is kind of strange with theatrical vocals and lots of organ. The final song has a title that is almost a paragraph long, much like the RED SPARROWS song titles. I really like the chorus in this song but the creaking noises throughout, I just don't seem to appreciate.

I love Italian music and this is essential.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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