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CRISALIDA

Espiritu

 

Symphonic Prog

3.69 | 57 ratings

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Zitro
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3 stars A nice and somewhat 'safe' progressive rock album. However, given that it was released on 1975 (the progressive rock movement started later in Argentina) and that it is a debut album, it is pretty acceptable and has its share of nice moments, mainly in the final two tracks. One particular positive aspect of this album is how well it flows from one track to the other as if it were all one giant song or a concept album like The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. The guitars and keyboards combine well together and the rhythm section does its job. If I have to point out the weak link of the band, it is the singer: his voice is a bit bland and unexceptional.

Overall, this is a nice debut with noticeable Italian symphonic rock influences in terms of songwriting. Other influences I detect are Sui Generis (Famous Argentine folk turned prog band featuring Charly Garcia) as well as some English progressive rock bands from the seventies. This Argentine debut, despite sounding a bit amateurish, is consistent in quality and finishes with two strong tracks. One bringing back memories of Yes' And You And I, and another having a very memorable line in its finale.

Zitro | 3/5 |

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