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BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO

Biglietto Per L'Inferno

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.09 | 265 ratings

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thellama73
3 stars This was my introduction to Italian Prog. I found it on LP in a record shop in Florence, and let me tell you I couldn't wait to get it back to the states and listen to it.

I must admit though, that I was (perhaps due to my very high expectations) a bit disappointed. Don't get me wrong, there are some wonderful instrumental passages in here, particularly in L'amico Suicida and Confessione. In fact, the latter of those two tracks is able to hold it's own with most of big name Prog's best work, but the rest of the album just doesn't measure up in my opinion. The vocals are fine, but undistinguished, and I find the dual keyboard approach a bit overplayed. I think they would do better with a more acoustic sound, placing emphasis on the flute.

Regarding sound quality: it is bad, but it is not the fault of the CD transfer. The LP sounds just as bad. I'm not an audiophile nut, but the mastering job is so flat and lifeless that it detracts from the music.

Overall, a competent, at times brilliant, record, but unable to measure up against bands like Jethro Tull and VdGG.

thellama73 | 3/5 |

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