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After releasing the fabulous ''Lungo il sentiero di pietra'' in 1989, which recieved very postive critics,SITHONIA moved on to the rehearsals of new material.Due to work commintments bassist Andrea Guglielmi decided to quit,replaced by guitarist Roberto Magni's friend Valerio Roda.Soon after great singer Paolo Marcheselli left and new vocalist Marco Giovannini enters the picture.Through a common friend SITHONIA came in touch with Mario Moroni from Mellow Records,who agreed to release the new album of the band on his label. ''Specttacolo annullato'' sees the light in autumn of 1992.

A few things have changed compared to the band's junior release.SITHONIA insist on playing their beloved Symphonic Rock style with many references on the great 70's bands.Maybe the biggest difference is the addition of a grand epic (''La recita del silenzio''), which clocks at over 22 minutes.The familiar elements of SITHONIA are always there: tons of melodic guitars,some grandiose piano parts,romantic vocals and a beautiful atmosphere,but some chessy-sounding keys as well, result a very nice track of changing moods.The rest of the tracks continue in a similar style but a bit more keyboard/piano-driven with distinctive yet inspired guitar parts and over-emotional vocals by new member Marco Giovannini,always wrapped up in a haunting symphonic orientation. Additionally the extensive instrumental parts create sensitive and imaginative soundscapes,which is what SITHONIA are best at.Overall this was another strong release for the band in a typical but always loving Italian Symphonic Prog approach,which only the chessy-keys spoil at some moments.Easily recommended!

apps79 | 3/5 |


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