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Il Bacio Della Medusa - Discesa Agl'Inferi D'Un Giovane Amante CD (album) cover


Il Bacio Della Medusa


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.23 | 290 ratings

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1967/ 1976
5 stars A personal way in Dante's 'Paolo & Francesca' Love Drama of 'Divina Commedia'. And in truth a great 70's RPI album!!!

And for this motive that 'Discesa Agl'inferi d'un giovane amante' (eng: 'Descent Into Hell Of A Young Lover') is a masterpiece of RPI. In fact this album remember me some moments of Metamorfosi, Biglietto Per L'Inferno, Le Orme,New Trolls, NT Atomic System, Ibis or Rovescio Della Medaglia but filtred with Fabrizio De André or other 70's italian songwriters for melodic parts. But at the end this album is not a Hard album. Certainly it is good that this album is not easy. only after 4 plays I began to understand this album. That is extreme difficult. But not for this impossible. In my humble opinion only a good conoisseur of Prog captures the many (too many?) nuances that 'Discesa...' presents. And also if you are a good Prog conoisseur it is difficult that you are able to understand everything about this album. In poor words if a 70's album is easy to understand due recording and mix process... This album is difficult proper for this fact (strange, no?).

Song for song 'Discesa...' is not easy to describe in 2 words. Certainly if you heard in attentive manner this album you see hard and melodic parts, Renaissance music and heavy Prog. But all with Symphonic threatments (also if not always in sunlight). The vocal parts are good as the instrumental parts. The excitement that 'Discesa...' provokes in me is like an musical orgasm, as when listening to an album as Le Orme's 'Collage'! In fact Bacio Della Medusa are extreme similar to Le Orme but without psychedelic part, but only because too close to Power Metal side of Italian Rock (but without to be Power Metal).

In definitive 'Discesa...' is a great traditional RPI album and Bacio Della Medusa may already be cataloged in the top 10 RPI bands!

1967/ 1976 | 5/5 |


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