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Quasar Lux Symphoniae


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.71 | 29 ratings

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3 stars A strange story behing the project called QUASAR LUX SYMPHONIAE,as they were found in 1976 by (then drummer,later guitarist) Roberto Sgorlon,but the key figures would join the band a little bit later.The tapes of their first work ''Dead dream'' from 1977 were lost and in early 80's Fabrizio Morassutto would join them.A melodic hard rock album called ''Night hymn'' would be released in 1984,but soon they turned to a more classical-inspired sound,strengthened by the addition of young organist/composer Paolo Paroni.

In 1994 QUASAR LUX SYMPHONIAE released the ambitious Christan-based concept work ''Abraham'',an album containing lots of classical-influenced progressive rock parts,surrounded by a few singer-characters,who played the appropriate roles.The work seems to be standing somewhere between melodic symphonic progressive rock and classical and renaissance music with baroque influences.There are some trully bombastic moments with fiery guitars and driving organ to create a unique hard/progressive sound,filled with aggresive-like,intense vocals.These moments are paused by little suites,containing classical piano parts,usually female choirs,sometimes there is also presence of ultra-melodic guitars and weird synth effects.The overall feeling will travel you back in time in the age of rennaisance,bringing to mind bands in the style MINIMUM VITAL in the alternating guitar/keyboards moments or E.L.P in the bombastic ones,and even THE ENID in the pure classical approach.So,if you like keyboard-driven progressive rock with classical doses,you should purchase this album as soon as possible.A well-crafted and trully interesting project!

apps79 | 3/5 |


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