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Il Bacio Della Medusa


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.23 | 290 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars First I have to thank Finnforest for bringing this band and in particular this album to my attention. The first time I listened to it I stopped what I was doing and just gave it my full attention, almost surprised to hear the first two songs sounding very much like vintage seventies Italian music. The singing is in Italian and quite powerful and emotional, while the music is led by flute, violin and piano. The result is beautiful and inspiring. By the third track things start to change as we get some organ runs and an ANGLAGARD vibe. The guitar after 1 1/2 minutes lights it up as organ continues. A calm follows as we get some clapping, flute and violin. The powerful organ and guitar return before this one is over. The fourth track opens with marching style drums as spoken words come in around 1 1/2 minutes. The vocals start to yell a minute later as flute becomes more prominant. It ends with sax.

The fifth track is a return to some great guitar and organ as flute plays over top. Love the organ a minute in followed by passionate vocals. Ripping guitar 3 minutes in. Nice. The sixth track builds as flute, acoustic guitar, vibes, electric guitar, organ and vocals are all added. It sounds incredible 2 1/2 minutes in. The seventh track features some amazing guitar and organ. It calms right down after a minute. Flute comes in and then 3 minutes in we get some tasteful guitar. Great sound.Samples 4 minutes in as the music has stopped. It kicks back in quickly. Love the drumming that follows. The eighth track is a beautiful song with acoustic guitar, drums, flute and reserved vocals. The ninth track features some excellent relaxed guitar melodies in the intro before sax joins in. The guitar 1 1/2 minutes in is more aggressive. Amazing ! Sax returns 2 1/2 minutes in. The tenth track opens with vocals. Violin, drums and organ take over quickly. It picks up a minute in with some accordion. Organ then leads the way. Great sound after 4 minutes. The eleventh track has a piano / violin intro. This is mournful as vocal melodies arrive. Female vocal melodies 2 1/2 minutes in. The sound gets fuller 3 minutes in. The final track continues with the same melody but the flute leads the way instead of the violin, even though the violin continues.

If your a fan of that classic Italian sound but also like a little heaviness once and a while then this is a must have.

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |


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