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Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.29 | 648 ratings

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4 stars 8/10

"Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso" is an essential Italian Prog album.

I live in Italy, so I'm very proud to know that this country had many many bands that completely revolutionized prog. One of the most important ones is Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, one of the most significant examples is this album, Banco's debut. A supreme masterpiece of prog, one of the best works made in Italy. Musically the album has many eclectic prog influences, such as King Crimson and Gentle Giant, but they have an evidently huge personality in their music.

After the Great intro, "In Volo", "R.I.P" kicks in. Di Giacomo's vocals are sublime, and also the general technical preparation of the band. It's a very catchy song, very rockish, unlike some other songs in the album.

"Metamorfosi", followed by the brief interlude, is, like the title itself says, a huge metamorphosis of themes, so many moments are connected to each other, always in an extremely elegant way.

"Il Giardino del Mago" is an amazing 18 minute piece, so original and creative, with a fantastic main riff that comes up a lot during the whole song. One of the best Italian songs ever.

An absolute masterpiece of progressive, and essential for those who love it.

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