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CONCERTO GROSSO PER I NEW TROLLS

New Trolls

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.74 | 226 ratings

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Finnforest
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2 stars New Trolls are considered one of the great Italian groups but personally they do very little for me. They use English vocals which is very unfortunate and frankly their whole sound is one attempt after another to mimic their English heroes. On this album in different places they sound like Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix...they sound like everybody but an essential Italian genre band. Good artists of course but it you want that why not listen to the original? Concert Grosso has some fine moments early on. When the violins first take off they are breathtaking and I really enjoyed that. But as the album moves on the piece becomes more predictable and in the latter moments it descends into a bunch of hard rock bravado that is more annoying than interesting to me. I'll give them 2 stars for their chops and for the nice violin early on but that is as much as I can muster. Not essential by any stretch. You can hear a more interesting fusion of classical with pop/rock by going backwards 3 years and listening to the Moodies in '67. That was interesting, this is tedious and forgettable. My advice to newbies would be to skip the Trolls and find the good Italian stuff. Hugues is right on the money.
Finnforest | 2/5 |

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