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IO COME IO

Il Rovescio Della Medaglia

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.80 | 36 ratings

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DeKay
1 stars Time sometimes serves as an argument for excuse or even a convenient field to build a myth. Many people consider "Io Come Io" as a classic example of great Italian 70's prog rock. The main reason of my disagreement is basically the fact that this album does not remind the sound of Italian prog of that era. The album is very heavy (some early metal touches there) and the musicianship is below the high level of other bands from Italy and Rome specifically. The worst thing about "Io Come Io" is the rhythm section. The bass lines and production are boring and get annoying as the album goes on. The drumming is apparently weak and the pompous vocals and fuzzy guitar playing do not help things. All this would not be so important if the songs were better and the album lasted more than 29 minutes. Various scattered ideas without a pattern (except maybe "Non Io", the best song of the album) do not make prog songs. At least this is my point of view. It 's a real wonder how much this band progressed and matured in "Contaminazione" just one year after "Io Come Io".
DeKay | 1/5 |

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