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La Maschera Di Cera


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.57 | 124 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I've thoroughly enjoyed every studio album this band has put until now. I can relate to Finnforest who felt a little frustrated that he couldn't get into their last album. Well that's me with this their latest. I just can't get into it. To my ears this is different though from the rest of their records. Not as much mellotron or organ, maybe it's more laid back overall. Whatever it is it's a step down for me for sure. Listening to the debut right now and it's so much better.

"Fino All'aurora" hits the ground running with lots of organ but then it settles with vocals before a minute. It picks back up as contrasts continue. Flute after 3 1/2 minutes. This is my favourite track by far. "D-Sigma" is fairly bombastic with flute, drums and guitar. It settles quickly when the vocals arrive. It picks back up and I like the soaring guitar 3 1/2 minutes in. "4.18" is a short acoustic guitar tune. "Discesa" features steady drums with keys and flute. Vocals before 2 minutes. I like the guitar that follows. A calm with flute and reserved vocals late. "Tra Due Petali Di Fuoco" is ballad-like with fragile vocals. It's fuller after 3 minutes as drums come in.

"L'inganno" opens with bass before guitar, flute and reserved vocals join in. Piano leads 3 1/2 minutes in then the drums join in as it gets fuller. Mellotron late. "Agi Homini Che Sanno Gia Volare" opens with tender vocals and piano. Flute then drums join in as well. This is laid back until after 3 minutes. Not a fan of it though. "Il Declino" is great with the distorted organ as drums and synths join in. The organ doesn't last long but it does return 2 minutes in. "Phoenix" is piano and cymbal led then the flute joins in before it turns powerful with drums. Nice organ after 4 minutes. "La Notte transparente" opens with fragile vocals and acoustic guitar. Piano and flute follow. Guitar 3 minutes in.

Good album no doubt, but there has to be others like me that feel this is their weakest album by far. Maybe not (haha). I don't feel the emotion that i've felt in there other recordings either. I'm sure it's just me.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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