Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Il Balletto Di Bronzo - Ys CD (album) cover


Il Balletto Di Bronzo


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.23 | 532 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Special Collaborator
Honorary Collaborator
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 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives