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Il Bacio Della Medusa


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.54 | 84 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars

This new Italian Heavy Prog band was recommended to me by my Italian PA friend Andrea Cortese. During the first two songs on this album I got heavy doubts, "perhaps Andrea had sipped too much red Italian wine" I thought cynically: mainly hardrock inspired songs with raw Italian vocals, biting guitar, propulsive guitar riffs and a thunderous rhythm-section. But from the third song Il Bacio Della Medusa started to deliver exciting Heavy Prog: parts with dreamy acoustic guitar and flute, heavy with propulsive guitar riffs, fiery vocals with powerful flute, acoustic guitar with emotional vocals and a part with sparkling flute, fiery saxophone, a jazzy bass and heavy guitar in Scorticamento Di Marsia (Part I/IV), a warm sound with an omnipresent harmonica, the Latin-American charango, emotional vocals and a final part with heavy guitar and fiery drums in Il Vino (Breve Delirio Del Vino) and from mellow with flute and acoustic guitar to heavy with fiery guitar and a propuslive rhythm-section in Cantico Del Poeta Errante (Part I/III). But my highlight is the final track Cantico Del Poeta Errante (Part I/II): it is built around a swinging rhythm in which a flamenco rhythm is blended in a very captivating way and we can enjoy lots of captivating shifting moods and a lush instrumentation, from organ and biting guitar to folky mandoline and exotic conga's, great!

This is not very easy prog but if you are up to an exciting musical adventure, Il Baccio Della Medusa is yours! My rating: 3,5 stars and ... multo grazie Andrea!

erik neuteboom | 3/5 |


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