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FROM THE PURPLE SKIES

Wicked Minds

 

Heavy Prog

4.24 | 79 ratings

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Turion
4 stars Hey is that Deep Purple on steroids ? This brilliant rock band from Italy sure does sound like good old Deep Purple, only that this time the songs are longer and the music less poppy.

This is their first album and at the first listen you know exactly what's going on: there's going to be keyboards..... LOTS of keyboards! This record is from 2004 but it's really hard to tell because it might as well have been made in the 70's. All the great old original keyboards from this period of time are used in this album and the result is excellent! The singer is not perfect, but he gets the job done. The main focus is obviously the keyboards the but guitar has some really good moments too. The bass and drums are not anything special, they just follow the rhythm and rock on! The songs are all pretty good, there are 3 tracks I think with flute, which is really nice. A good example is the spacey Space child, which is a little different from the other songs because of the flute. I guess everyone who listens to the album would agree that the standout track is the monster that is the last song, which is 18 minutes.

I think this album is just great as it is, but it's not a perfect album. I give this a full 4 stars; the missing star is due to the somewhat repetitive parts and lack of originality at some points, but hey nobody is perfect......

Turion | 4/5 |

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