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Rock Progressivo Italiano

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I feel this is a letdown after their first two amazing albums. I guess I shouldn't be too surprised considering this is a concept album. I actually didn't know that until I was about to post my review and read what some of the other reviewers were saying about it. With the lyrics all being in Italian I didn't know they were relaying a story. It all made sense when I did find that out though, as i'm not huge on concept albums.

"Mascere Di Uomini" opens with piano as those female vocals come in reservedly. A fuller sound a minute in. Nice guitar solo 4 1/2 minutes in, sax follows. "Il Viaggio" opens with the sounds of sea gulls and water. Synths and drums come in followed by flute then guitar after a minute. "Orca" opens with acoustic guitar as flute joins in. Vocals follow and a fuller sound before 2 minutes. A change 3 minutes in as the tempo picks up. "Limbo" opens with sax and drums. Vocals come in when sax stops. They continue to take turns. "Non Maturi Per L'aldila" opens with synths and drums before the organ comes ripping in. Check the organ out before 3 minutes as well. Vocals before 4 minutes. "Cormorani" is a short instrumental of piano only. "L'Ora Del Parlare" has a nice heavy sound with vocals. The flute is prominant. Good song. "Preghiera" has an aggressive guitar intro, when synths come in it settles. Vocals follow. Sax late. "Miraggi" is a fairly light tune, almost jazzy.

"Nebbia Ad Occhi Chiusi" is the longest track at 9 1/2 minutes. It opens with a pleasant melody, then synths take over 1 1/2 minutes in. Vocals and flute a minute later. Nice guitar after 3 minutes. Flute and vocals are back. It gets a little experimental before 5 minutes. Love the guitar 6 1/2 minutes in my favourite part. It starts getting heavier with synths and guitar. "Eleutherios" contrasts the more uptempo vocal sections with the calm flute passages. "Master Stefanos" features some intricate guitar melodies early which I like. It gets more powerful after 2 minutes with organ. It settles and then starts to build 4 minutes in. It's built a minute later. This is my favourite track. "Cambio Di Rotta" has a nice beat to it with sax. Synths come in. Vocals before a minute. Lots of synths follow.

Good album, but compared to their first two albums this is not a success.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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