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LA LEGGENDA DELLA GRANDE PORTA

VIII Strada

 

Progressive Metal

3.76 | 16 ratings

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4 stars RPI Metal? Maybe!

First of all as many others have mentioned it isn't easy to file this band under Progressive Metal. As you may already know from my reviews I'm not a great listener of RPI, though I'm from Italy, but VIII STRADA surprised me for the presence in their sound of lots of influences mixed up together in a very efficient manner: classic 'Howeish' guitars, metal 'dreamtheaterish' riffs, but not as ripetitive as the latest DT, great guitar solos with polite (RPI) or decayed (HM) registers, powerful singing and astonishing piano playing, recalling some 'Banco' echoes. It's easy to find in "La Leggenda Della Grande Porta" (The Wide Door Legend) great moments of feeling, especially when Silvano Negrinelli enreaches the tracks with his piano interludes. Moreover the rhythm section (bass and drums) are well melted together giving to the structure of the tracks power and good basis on which the other players can safely lean. In my opinion "La Leggenda..." is the best moment of the entire album, with its sudden changes along the 11.25 minutes of length, its incredible riffs and once more some great piano interludes.

**** 'La Leggenda Della Grande Porta' and 'Sinergy'

*** All the others

3.5 stars the entire album

progpromoter | 4/5 |

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