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Il Rovescio Della Medaglia


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.17 | 304 ratings

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Mr. Mustard
3 stars Classical influence isn't a wild concept for progressive rock, but RPI group Il Rovescio Della Medaglia take this to another level with this Bach inspired album. Working off of Bach's works, the band manages a unique blend of this influence and the standard sound Italian progressive groups are generally known for. That is to say, the listener should find no shortage of intense, dramatic, and beautiful moments a like.

Being of course based on Bach, there is pure orchestral work visited throughout the album, particularly of the Baroque variety, but this never takes away from the prog moments, which are highlighted by keyboard riffs, heavy guitar work, and memorable vocal lines.

Made up by a collection of abnormally short songs, this shortened length doesn't lend too much variety between songs. Instead the albums strength relies on distinctiveness in the songs themselves. Themes are often cycled through quite rapidly leaving little room for repetition and development. This is perhaps my only complaint of the album, though a minor one at that.

Seekers of an album with a perfect balance between heavy Italian prog, and classical music need look no further. With few flaws aside, Contaminazione is a dynamic album that deserves a solid spot in the RPI oeuvre.


Mr. Mustard | 3/5 |


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