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IL 13

Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.43 | 52 ratings

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sgtpepper
3 stars Il 13 is certainly not the unlucky number in the band's discography. As another reviewer noted, the band has return to its more authentic, lively sound with rockier sound as evidenced on the second song. Hints of higher complexity and vague progressive rock can also be heard in the instrumental intro and outro. The vocal is OK but does not always fit the rock/pop music; thankfully it sticks to Italian. Guitar and keyboard playing is better aligned.

When listening more carefully and going beyond melody, you can actually hear impressive short soloing by keyboards, bass or guitar. "Sirene" sounds fresh as the band hasn't sounded for a while.

However, as the record progresses, it reveals lack of substance although technically, some playing hooks are pleasure to hear.

Instrumental pieces remain highlights - listen to the complex "Emiliano" with a pleasant synth/piano runs and rhythm shifts. Even ELP could be happy to have such piece on their album in 1994.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |

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