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Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.37 | 1138 ratings

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5 stars "Prova, prova a pensare un po' diverso."

The very moment I heard the first verse: "Try, try to think in a bit different way" I knew I will face an amazing journey. So I did. Unbeatable energy, intelligent songwriting. Expressive voice. Incredible piano passages - you have to hear it to believe it. And so on and so on.

There is no point of further fanboy expressions, and I feel a little bit disgusted writing too-well-known phrases praising the masterpiece, and again I feel I won't do justice to an album that is simply ______________ (enter your favourite expression here), by trying to write a review with at least some decency and value.

Oh, who cares. What is from the bottom of the heart must be expressed, and if someone find it useful, great.

This is a concept album about the evolution, hence the title. Lyrics are great, and vocal singing these lyrics is still able to be tear-jerking for this sentimental fool. The plot includes the prehistoric "humid and colourless skies", volcanoes, lava, the big reptiles..and the apes that will start to FEEL and to use their powers as a group of hunters ("one hundred eyes and one hundred hands") and to feel love and to "dance under the moon", and finally, to let the wheel spin...

I will give you two or three more unnecessary informations: music is superb, varying from excellent jazz to organ-driven hard rock, symphonic, mellow passages, piano balladry, Italian folk and a mind-blowing spectrum of synthesizer sounds that sound like a clarion call.

Needles to say, they all fit into each other, and the music altogether is perfectly blended with the story, making it extraordinary, emotional and very intelligent. The sounds of squeaky wheel, symbolizing the advent of humans and the flow of time, and the growls "uurgh aark" are always sending shivers down my spine.

This piece of art is beyond the boundaries of form, genre or medium.

clarke2001 | 5/5 |


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