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3.03 | 19 ratings

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3 stars "Abiogenesi" released two good albums prior to this one ; even if "Il GiocoScuro" was a bit of a disappointment for me (especially the epic and title track).

Their weird music strike again with "Le Notti Di Salem". Scary introductory track ("Warning") to set the tone and to remain faithful to earlier work; while "A Salem" is nothing else than a heavy-rock jam in which the band must have lots of fun but I do not really share it.

The global atmosphere is pretty dark, as usual I would say ("Echi Nel Bujo") and few songs really stand out. "Abiogenesi 3" is deeply Crimsonesque: repetitive during four minutes and almost symphonic for the second part. A mix of genre, worthy of the master. The same filiation applies to "Z.A.W." (but without the symphonic aspect).

If you ever miss the early "Genesis" (but who doesn't miss them), the first part of "Nuove Stelle" is a good antidote. But it can be linked with the early days of Italian prog as well. You name it. A lighter song featuring passionate guitar which provides some fresh air in these rather heavy sounds.

But, as if the band was willing to show us their origin, "Similia." combines the heavy tone with a more refined Italian sound. Energetic finale as well. Not too bad.

What I miss on this album are groundbreaking moments (although the guitar solo at the end of "Mr. Clive E Dr. Jones" is such one) and therefore I rate this work with three stars. Another good Abiogenesis album.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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