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Blocco Mentale


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.86 | 98 ratings

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2 stars Sorry, but I'm not as enthusiastic about this album as I could spot by many other fellow reviewers. I tried hardly but BLOCCO MENTALE's debut and sole album, dubbed as "Poa", did not grow on me. The musical foundations are basically pop, in reality a mixture of soft-rock with ecologic theme dressed with some nice and mellow keyboards sections, weird noisy effects and odd instruments which give the illusion the band is playing prog; vocals help few trying to emulate some fine original Italian folk chants that sound unnatural. Here and there, parts of the tracks are enjoyable and even agreeable but these are only flashy moments, nothing more.

'Capita', the first track, is also the weakest track and frightens the hearer to the extreme; 'Aria e mele' and 'Ritorno' display segments above the average. 'Impressione', the longest track, show the possibilities the band could achieve if they had run strictly in the progressive road. The other tracks, bonus included, are stripped of grace.

An album to be heard at each 6 months, if ever; the mentioned fair moments and the splendid cover artwork rescue "Poa" from the poor classification. To be avoided by ISP beginners and to be considered by collectors and fans only.

Atkingani | 2/5 |


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