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CARONTE

The Trip

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.71 | 106 ratings

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prog_traveller!!
4 stars Second chapter of a rather short discography of The Trip, "Caronte" is characterized by a clear stylistic change compared to his predecessor: the rock-blues of the debut is abandoned in favor of a typically UK progressive rock, although the influence of the part Italian of the group make itself heard. "Caronte" is a concept album that is telling the story of merciless analysis of society, characterized by hypocrisy and rejection of different thinking.

In just over half an hour, they manage to channel all the experience with an interesting and mature job. Acid keyboards, sustained rhythms and a guitar that introduce the listener into a gloomy and sulphurous world.

Massive organ riffs together with a hard rock tuned guitar create a dynamic protoprog, which in places reveals a neoclassical touch and in the instrumental "Caronte I" that opens the album meanders between organ-heavy pomp and rocky down-to-earthness. The long track "L'Ultima ora e Ode a Jimi Hendrix" is the undisputed climax and combines luxurious keys, grippy guitar lines and hymn vocal harmonies in a haunting manner.

Great technique at the service of high-level compositions, and a great mix of progressive inspirations from England and Italy, makes this album one of the bases and an obligatory part of the collection of every prog lover.

prog_traveller!! | 4/5 |

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