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RACCONTO D'INVERNO

Arpia

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.28 | 10 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars ARPIA's first two albums are very much in the Heavy-Prog genre even close to Prog-Metal, so it was a complete shock when I listened to this their third studio album for the first time. No electric guitar and very Symphonic. It's actually a very interesting album as we get 19 tracks over just 43 minutes, but the thing is that most of these songs blend together, you often can't tell when one ends and the other begins.

This record is based on band leader Leonardo Bonetti's novel. Yes he is a writer and extremely talented. Once again he shares the vocal duties with Paola Feraiorni and she's excellent. Lots of strummed acoustic guitar here with drums and vocals leading the way. So we get this sound almost throughout as the tempo and moods shift slightly along the way. It works much better than you would think.

A big departure for this band. Greg Walker and others are raving about this one but for me the heavy style fits my tastes much better. If your into RPI please check this recording out. 3.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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