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New Trolls


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.74 | 226 ratings

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5 stars This is actually NEW TROLLS's second album (although their 1970 self-entitled album is supposed to be a compilation album of early singles). The beat and pop sound of Senza Orario Senza Bandiera is totally out the window, going for the early prog rock sound. This album uses classical themes in a rock setting, by having conductor Luis Enriquez Bacalov supply the strings, played in an 18th century style. Nico di Palo was obviously a big HENDRIX fan, so the final movement of the "Concerto Grosso" suite features lots of HENDRIX-like guitar from him. The rest of the suite alternative between classical-like pieces, and JETHRO TULL-like rock pieces (complete with flute). The vocals are in English, but sung surprisingly well! The second half of the album is taking up by a lengthy jam, consisting of Vittorio de Scalzi's organ and electric piano, as well as heavy guitar work from di Palo. But I wished they cut back on the drum solo halfway, and continued with the music, as it sounds like it was too much like the drummer being a big showoff. But regardless of that flaw, this is a great album, recommended if you like Italian prog.
Proghead | 5/5 |


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