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IL NOME DEL VENTO

Delirium

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.16 | 103 ratings

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5 stars First of all, Finnforest's review of this album is incredible. I'm not going to attempt to perform my own analysis of this album in detail as I could not have said it remotely as good as Finnforests review. All I'd like to do is piggyback on that review and add my 2 cents worth. I've had this album for about 3 days now myself so maybe I have not given time for the "initial excitement" to wear off. But then I ask myself, so many other new albums don't give me that kind of "initial excitement". Therefore, this album must have really hit a chord with me. Other 90's and new millenium albums from 70's italian prog acts have rarely excited me as much as this particular release. I was slightly disappointed in Metamorfosi's Paradiso (gosh I hope they do Purgatorio) and was very dissappointed in Locanda Delle Fate's album in the late 90's and I never felt Le Orme's 80's/90's/new millenium output equalled the warmness and appeal of their classic 70's output. The same for PFM and Museo rosenbach's newer output. I did happen to like Murple's new album very much though and I thought New Trolls Concerto Grosso #3 was a masterpiece and better than the first 2 concerto grossos so those 2 are excellent additions to those who love 70's italian prog bands and want to check out some newer output from those same bands.

Now to this one, I did not know what to expect since Delirium has always struck me as a very versatile band who's 70's albums have so much variety that it's not even funny. You will always get some folkiness, jazz, progressive and even touches of classical music on their albums. There's no "sameness" or predictability with them.

This album is no exception to Delirium's output from the 70's. It's beautiful when they want it to be, powerful when they need it to be, delicate/melodic when it's time for that, bombastic when they want to remind you that they can rock, etc...

Would you believe me if I thought this album to be everybit as good as any of their first 3 studio albums from the 1970's? In many aspects, it's better. They add some beautiful female harmonies on some of the material.

This is 1970's italian progressive rock done in 2009.

What a fantastic album by a fantastic band. I'm so glad they did this and I really hope they'll consider touring in the USA and I really do hope they'll consider another album.

For ANYONE out there who likes 70's italian progressive rock and Delirium, I can whole-heartedly say, "buy this album with confidence". It's one of the most safest no-risk purchases of 70's italian prog acts reuniting for newer albums. Don't even blink an eye or wonder if you'll get ripped off. Everybit as good as any of their 1970's output while not sacrificing that 1970's sound (I don't hear digital keyboards or anything like that). Vunderful album.

progbaby | 5/5 |

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