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AHAB

Minstrel

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.74 | 17 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars Minstrel's second album is another close-to-masterpiece.

This Italian band is on the theatrical end of the RPI scene where they combines the best of literature, opera and RPI. One third of each, I would say. Ahab is a concept album, as Faust was. The music is symphonic and in the opera tradition. It is also very heavy within the RPI tradition too. Richard Wagner meets Osanna, in other words. Mauro Ghilardini operatic vocals gives Minstrel their own very special identity. So does Michele Savoldelli's guitar solos too. In short, the line up on this album makes it a very special Baroque RPI album.

The songs are all great on this album. Oceano and Morte is the strongest songs here with their brilliant melody lines. I am missing a true killer track here which would had elevated this album to a classic album status. But this album is so strong that I just falls over in pure joy anyway. Put this album alongside the two other best RPI albums from this century on a rostrum. It is that strong.

4.25 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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