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3.65 | 35 ratings

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4 stars One of the unfairly unnoticed neo prog bands from Italy is for sure Arcansiel, they heleped the neo prog scene to develop in the '90s and I think they worth to be investigated for their fantastic second offer Still searching, issued in 1990. I know this album for 20 years and every time I'm returning to it, I find new and new delights in the music, one of the albums from neo zone that I have a soft spot. Musicaly speaking they are not far from Marillion fame or other english neo prog bands from late 80s to early 90s, maybe at some point that are similar with Fancy Fluid also from Italy and contemorary with Arcansiel. Still searching is a mature release with very fine moments, the guitar/keyboards interplays are fantastic melted with synphonic/neo prog passages of the finest calibre. Is enough the opening little monster piece clocking around 22 min I'm still searching to see that Arcansiel was a very promissing band in this field. Very good are the vocal parts, Marco Galetti voice is quite fine for such music. All in all a very worthy release for neo prog fans, I think Still searching is among the best kept secrets in neo prog zone not only from Italy but in gneral. For me 4 stars easy, and recommended.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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