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WILL EXIST FOREVER

Dialeto

 

Heavy Prog

3.58 | 14 ratings

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CCVP
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4 stars A progressive rock gem lost in time and space

Dialeto is a progressive rock band formed back in 1987, which only released one album in 1991, called Will Exist Forever. The very same album was reissued eighteen years later with some minor changes: the vocals were re-recorded and the violins were added. Except from those two things, it is the same album as it was in 1991! To know that is very important, because then you are able to see how good the music from this band from São Paulo is: the music is so good that, even after almost twenty years, it still sound s current, up to date, which is something that only some very few can do.

This characteristic of sounding timeless probably happens because their music has such unusual elements and have such wide body of normal influences, so to speak, in rock music in general, like Deep Purple and Jimi Hendrix, besides not using elements from the pop music, at the time they were recording the album (the early 1990's). Another interesting thing about them is that Dialeto is that the band is greatly influenced by King Crimson, like thousands of others, but, unlike the majority of other Crimson-influenced bands, they don't try to mime Fripp and Co., but simply use them as a point of reference, what is something very positive. The band also have quite a large amount of influence from traditional Central-Asian music (foremost the traditional afghani and pakistani music), but, despite what that kind of music may seem or sound like by itself, that fit very well in the context of the album and in the mix of influences the band have. In the end, it sounds inexplicably good and round.

One more thing that contribute greatly for the album's quality is its length. Many progressive rock albums today seem to be just so very long. I mean, I love big and bloated albums, but only when they have new ideas or new approaches to use in all of it, and a large part of those big albums don't. This album is quite realistic because the band do not try to sound or to be something that they aren't, they do exactly what they are supposed to do and do their best in the process, with predictable good results. In other words, the albums clocks at the right time.

Grade and Final Thoughts

Will Exist Forever has all the elements of a classic: great music, for the right amount of time, that will not sound old as time passes. Besides that, the album also does not have a spacial identity, meaning that it does not sound like the music from any part of the globe, specifically. That is why the album is a prog rock gem lost in time and space: it does not have a native place nor sounds old, it can be from any time and from anywhere. The album was born to be good. Because of all that, 4 stars is more than deserved in this album's case.

CCVP | 4/5 |

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