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ALPHATAURUS

Alphataurus

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.11 | 370 ratings

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Hrychu
3 stars A collection of predictable and unexciting tricks

I really want to enjoy this album.... but everytime I try I fail. In my presonal opinion, there's just nothing "uniquely cool" about the album that makes it enjoyable in its own special way (Genesis pun intended). The chords, melodies and arrangements are very very similar to just about any prog album from that era. And on paper everything works. You've got an amazingly proggy album with a ton of sweet little flavors. Except... you've heard it before. You know the drill. You know where this is going. The music doesn't subvert any expectations. Playing with the rhythm - check... synth and guitar solos - check, mellotron and hammond - check, flanger soaked drums - check... yadda yadda yadda. Let's take for example CHERRY FIVE (released later during that decade) It's the same checklist elements.... however that band made up for it with being ridiculously catchy and sort of romantic with touches of star quality. You could hear they played around the the formula. Here you've got all the cliches done in a safe and classicistic way that does neither take any risks nor take you on a musical adventure.

Hrychu | 3/5 |

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