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Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.11 | 313 ratings

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Unfortunately this is one of the less mentioned bands when someone talks about Italian Symphonic Prog. The mix between one of the most unique voices in the genre, innovative ideas well fused with the reminiscences of Italian Old School, some Emerson, Lake & Palmer influences and a production that without being spectacular, enhance each one of the instruments in a magnificent form, couldn't have a lower result than this masterpiece. From the artwork to the musical content, this recording is one of my favorites and I'm going to explain why.

"La Chemadere (Peccato D'Orgoglio)" has this mysterious touch since the beginning to the end. Each one of the elements is added in the right way. It's remarkable the amazing vocal accompaniment through every single verse, in which the high-pitched tones and Michele Bavaro's powerful voice unite to create an exquisite harmony. The drums and the bass do an appropriate and very complex job without being that amazing bringing the magic to this song. The guitar arpeggios made by Guido Wasserman fit perfectly with the rest of his mates' work without losing his visible prominence. Obviously, as an opener track it's in charge of carrying all the energy on and take you through 12 delicious minutes. The quality does not decay on any moment, quite the contrary; it grows as it involves you and links each one of those complex structures that cross every bar, taking little breaks to go on with its long way.

"Dopo L'Uragano" begins with a thunder sound interrupted by a soft and sweet melody seasoned by some kind of tenor voice where Bavaro leaves all his lungs and his feelings. Contrasting with the calm start, a distorted guitar riff add the power that it's needed to face the disaster that the hurricane has left after his way as the title of the song says.

"Croma" doesn't have that heavy rhythm as the previous tracks, but it brings continuity to the album, in this theme the keyboard work is remarkable and it makes the signature time changes more visible and adding an advance of the last song melody. This piece sweetens perfectly and prepares everything for the best song of this release.

"La Mente Vola" has a fade-in start, in which every keyboard lick spreads your wings to the sky to begin that flight you yearn for, the instrumental introduction opens ways for the voice, to continue as a guide in this mystic trip. One again, the vocal accompaniments made in the first theme appear. Pietro Pellegrini shows us a little bit of his huge talent during the whole song. This is one of the most sublime moments in the album.

"Ombra Mutua". In spite of the song title (Mute Shadow), this song isn't the shadow in the light, this song shine with all its strength by itself. Once again Bavaro's heart inspiration makes us quiver and excite. It also contains one of the most intricate instrumental passages of this great effort spiced with an excellent drum work. The album finishes magnificently.

The Major Leagues doesn't offer the best always. Another proof that talent, passion and devotion can get you to unsuspected heights, even when your name doesn't always shines with the strength it should and you're not always in the public eye. "Your album isn't successful when it's good, but when everyone has it" said by Gene Simmons it's a lie, your album is successful when the quality is present.

MadcapLaughs84 | 5/5 |


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