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Il Volo


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.86 | 112 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars With dual keyboards, dual guitars and prominant bass I thought I would like this a lot more. There are two amazing songs, three good ones, and three i'm not fond of at all. They really use a lot of string-synths as well on this album. Vocals are good, they actually reminded me of PFM.

"Come Una Zanzara" is one of my two favourites. It doesn't really get going until a minute in. String-synths and bass stand out before the keys start to shine. What I really like about it is the vocals before 3 minutes as the bass throbs and string-synths soar. Nice drum work and the guitar cries out 4 minutes in. "La Mia Rivoluzione" is a pretty good song once it gets going. I like the rhythm section. Lots of string- synths, and I like the guitar 3 minutes in. "Il Calore Umano" builds with heavy drums, string-synths and vocal melodies. Some tasteful guitar as the melody stops before 2 minutes. Guitar and a fuller sound a minute later. It's an ok song. "Il Canto Della Preistoria" opens with spoken words before reserved vocals take over with strummed guitar. A fuller sound 2 minutes in. Again it's another ok tune. Pleasant.

"I Primi Respiri" is laid back early with string-synths, piano and reserved vocals, before it gets intense 3 1/2 minutes in. "La Canzone Del Nostro Tempo" is my other favourite track. Check out the bass intro ! A good melody with vocals follows. This is so good ! I wish the whole album was as good as this track. Great keyboard work as well. "Sonno" features strummed guitar,keys,guitar then drums as fragile vocals arrive. Again this is ok, but too light sounding. "Sinfonia Delle Scarpe Da Tennis" opens with organ before drums and vocals come in. Piano follows. String-synths then harpsichord late. Not a fan.

I really feel this could be so much better. The potential is obvious.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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