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New Trolls Atomic System - N.T. Atomic System [Aka: Una Notte Sul Monte Calvo] CD (album) cover


New Trolls Atomic System


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.59 | 79 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I guess for legal reasons when the NEW TROLLS split they felt they needed to change their name somewhat. I enjoyed this album quite a bit especially the first two tracks. Thankfully the vocals are in Italian and they style here is Symphonic.

"La Nuaova Predicadi Padre O'Brien" opens with some great sounding keyboards that will come and go. Vocals and a fuller sound arrive quickly. Flute 1 1/2 minutes in followed by vocal melodies. I like the synths before 4 minutes as well. "Ho Visto Poi" opens with organ and synths. Drums follow then it settles with reserved vocals. It kicks in again as the contrasts continue. Sax before 4 1/2 minutes. Two excellent tracks to start.

"Tornare A Credere" features piano early as reserved vocals join in. It gets fuller with backing vocals helping out too. Contrasts continue. Not a big fan of this first part. A change after 4 1/2 minutes as the guitar then piano leads. Synths are next then back to that earlier sound to end it. Piano and vocals are prominant early on in "Ibernazione" as synths come and go. Flute after 3 minutes. Check out the bass after 4 1/2 minutes ! "Quendo L'Erba Vestiva La Terra" is almost orchestral-like to open before vocals and piano take over. Organ joins in. Guitar after 3 1/2 minutes solos away. The tempo continues to shift. Sax 5 1/2 minutes in. "Butterfly" opens with gentle guitar as reserved vocals and percussion join in. Backing vocals too as contrasts continue. This one does sound quite different from the rest. Not a fan.

A good album but it could have been so much better.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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