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3.48 | 22 ratings

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5 stars Nice and mellow, melodic and up-lifting, well-written and even better recorded and performed, ANCESTRY’s album represents kind of Italian Symphonic NEO Prog. It’s extremely enjoyable, without any signs of Avant or Jazz Rock, close to PENDRAGON or late CAMEL, but more varied and better arranged. Loads of mellotrons, pianos, keyboard and guitar solos change each other, but it never sounds boring, artificial or overplayed – actually, this is probably one of the most balanced records I ever heard! Fabrizio Sicuteri is astonishing both on vocals (almost the same like LE ORME’s bassist!!!) and keys, and other guys are talented and skilful players. Two epics (17 and 12 minutes long) feature band’s ability create long but never dull suites filled with changing moods, structures and hooks. The whole mood is very light and warm – usually I like dark and even depressing music, but ANCESTRY can be up-lifting without getting too sweet or cheesy. It’s a shame that this band is that much obscured; they deserve to be in one row with New Symphonic/Neo Prog bands like MINDGAMES, APPLE PIE, MAGENTA, MOON SAFARI, SPOCK’S BEARD, PENDRAGON etc. If you like varied Symphonic Neo Prog with strong Italian vocals and have nothing against up-lifting mood of the record (as happy as YES! ;) ), you need this one for sure. Highly recommended!!!
Prog-jester | 5/5 |


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