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Distillerie di Malto


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.78 | 24 ratings

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Well, this is unusual album. It starts pretty weak - the opener (mostly instrumental) is nice (begins in a dark CRIMSO way, but later turns into great IQ-like 6/8 thing), but the following track ,despite rhythmical and groovy verse, has pointlessly long mid-part, which spoils the whole song. I guess somebody told them that any Prog album MUST have a pointless "Moonchild"-like instrumental here they go. Besides vocals are in English (as I understood), weak and unsured. Another one, fully instrumental, has some pleasant melodies in GENESIS way,but having more Italic atmosphere this time. "Finally they sound good" I thought. Hell no! EVEN BETTER! "Aria e vento" is the best track here - it starts like a ballad, crushes into breath-taking climax somewhere in the middle and then turns into energetic GENESIS-like hit...amazing! The last track, also long and complex, has great main theme in CRIMSO/VDGG mood - very dark and non-Italian again, but great after all. A nice surprise for all Sympho-Prog lovers - DDM is a good and promising band, and their album, despite its low quality, is worth of checking. RECOMMENDED!!!

Prog-jester | 4/5 |


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