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INFERNO

Metamorfosi

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.97 | 173 ratings

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OpethGuitarist
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4 stars A highlight of Italian prog.

This epic and seminal piece of the band Metamorfosi is lush, dark, and highly entertaining. I can only think of a small handful of Italian prog records that match up to the artistry and music found here. Keyboard lovers will surely enjoy this work, and while the playing is not super technical, the psychedelic and pulsating riffs and measures drive the piece and pack it full with emotion.

The Italian vocals are wonderful, operatic, loud and melodic. The highlights for me were the opening introduction, Caronte, and Lucifero. The storyline of the record should be fairly familiar to those in the literature field, as Dante's Inferno is a well-known and highly acclaimed piece. Lucifero is perhaps the simplest, but most breathtaking piece here, and the climax of the album with soaring vocal lines and a dark keyboard section. Unfortunately, a few spots in the record do become a little bit cheesy, but if you get past this, you will find yourself with one gem of a record that is lush and very moving.

Even though the production is weak, the album is wonderful. Complex without being overly complicated and there's hardly ever a melody which isn't inspiring in some form. If you are a fan of Italian prog, you must get this record. Highly recommended.

OpethGuitarist | 4/5 |

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