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ARROW HEAD

Osage Tribe

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.88 | 31 ratings

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UMUR
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2 stars Osage Tribe is definitely not for everyone. Itīs a mix of heavy prog and Italian Symphonic prog rock. The singing is in Italian which will already divide the waters.

The music is very varied and so is the singing from the lead singer. There are jazzy parts in Cerchio Di Luce, Arrow Head is pretty heavy with funky parts and the opener Hajenhanhowa has an almost sing a long like quality. Indian chanting is used in the last two songs ( the bonus tracks). Prehistoric Sounds is and english version of Un Falco Nel Cielo. These two songs are not great editions to the album as they are clearly the worst songs here. As you can see there are lots of different things going on in the songs, but I find it a bit directionless. Note the guitar sound which sounds a lot like the guitar sound Zappa had in the early seventies. Distorted and with lots of Wah.

The sound quality is really poor and Iīm being friendly here. This is a major issue for me as it really destroys my listening pleasure on several occasions. It seems like a garage production to me and it doesnīt suit the music at all. Really amatourish.

The musicians are hard to evaluate as Arrowhead almost sounds like it is recorded live in the studio and there are multible flaws in the playing. Judge for yourself.

I donīt know much about Italian prog rock yet, but seen from a general prog rock perspective this is kind of poor. Iīll have to rate it 2 stars. It might be me though as I can see that the rating for this album is much higher.

UMUR | 2/5 |

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