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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.68 | 39 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars Second effort of the talented Italian musician Nicola Randone and his band!

And this time, with the incorporation of the fine guitar player Marco Crispi the quality of the music increased dramatically, despite faithfully continuing the romantic symphonic prog style of its predecessor Morte de un Amore. The production of Nuvole di Leri is also good enough to enjoy every detail and the Cascone's drums are especially powerful.

However, the best is that the songwriting has also improved a lot since Morte de un Amore. The songs structure in the track list is a bit confusing because Nuvole Di Leri is really one 43 minutes long song. Epic, deep, full of variations and beautiful moments. Only the song Partenza is better than the entire previous album of the band.

Why am I only giving three stars to this album, then? Mainly because Randone's voice. His high-pitched, nasal, over dramatic and affected tone is still a bit annoying for me and it subtracts quality to the otherwise very good music. What a pity!

Best tracks: as I said, the album is really only one long and epic song! And a very good one indeed.

Conclusion: Nuvole Di Leri is much better than Morte de Un Amore. Is better structured, funnier and with a much more compelling songwriting and playing. Sadly, Nicola's voice spoils a bit the otherwise great musical work that this album contains.

Nevertheless, if you are into Italian prog-rock you must check this good album out!

My rating: ***

The Crow | 3/5 |


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