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Il Balletto di Bronzo

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.20 | 393 ratings

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Finnforest
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4 stars While not for everyone, this is a classic for lovers of Italian prog. It inhabits the "darker" side of the Italian spectrum as something like Arachnoid would for the French scene.

Ys has it all covered and then some. Primarily this is a keyboard lovers album, but the guitar/bass work, the Italian vocals, and the percussion are all of the highest order as well. Because of the language barrier I can't speak of the lyrics but with music this interesting it hardly matters. Sound is what it's all about anyway.

Complex, challenging, definately progressive. This is probably not where I would start a newbie to classic Italian prog as it takes many spins to "get" but it is one that all must get to eventually. The Japanese mini-LP cd is especially nice with a high quality gatefold, two bonus tracks, and a classy lyric booklet. Someone said this is a "complex album without heart." I respectfully disagree. You just need to check your inhibitions at the door because this ride can get pretty crazy at times.

4 stars for the overall rating, but I would say 5 stars for Italian fans.

Finnforest | 4/5 |

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