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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.16 | 17 ratings

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3 stars EDERA are a band with no less than 15 years of history,despite being known for the last 5 or so years.Being formed in Milan in 1994,the band overpassed the numerous problems of line-up changes,performed live now and then and entered the new millenium having recorded two demos (''Edera'' and ''Apart'') and over 40 compositions.13 out of these tracks were chosen for their debut ''Settings for a drama'' from 2002.

From the very first to the last note,one band comes to mind listening to this album:SYLVAN...All compositions,mainly of short-length,are characterized by the theatrical vocals of Valerio Valentini,the dominant piano work and the sharp guitar riffs.Especially Valentini's voice is very close to Marco Gluhmann's from SYLVAN,with a wide range and a strong ability of delivering high emotions...superb English and non-accented vocals.The keyboard passages are grandiose and have a symphonic flavor,while the piano parts are even heavier and more intense,creating a beautiful atmosphere.As mentioned,the guitar work has a sharp edge,reminding more of melodic metal bands like SAVATAGE and QUEENSRYCHE,but do not expect to face any kind of a ''metal thing'' in here.''Settings for a drama'' is definitely a progressive/art rock album,which blends the grandiosity of keyboard/piano prog rock with theatrical vocal performances,resulting some very good moments for the listener.Recommended and highly enjoyable!

apps79 | 3/5 |


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