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3.42 | 10 ratings

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3 stars This little known Italian band plays a structured music with a dark angle. At times, the heavy sounds seem somewhat alien to the genre but they are not too many here and actually it is a good add-on to the whole of this album ("Ragazzo Rosso").

The music is also dark and complex; but this is also due to the themes approached in this album (fascism and terrorism). The long piece "La Roscia" conveys all of these characteristics and is one of the best tracks available. It is jazzy, weird, bizarre, melodic, harmonious, intricate and bombastic. You name it! In all a very interesting number indeed!

The prog metal lines are dispatched in the title track. One could have thought that a song with such a title ("Liberazione") would have been sweeter, lighter. Nothing as such: maybe to depict more the hardness of the fight against fascism. Very good and pleasant vocals as well.

The second part of the album consists of a suite of tracks but with no real link or musical theme between them. It is seriously rock-oriented (same as some numbers from the first part) and is closer to prog metal IMHHO. Still, this Italian band delivers a good album with "Liberazione"). Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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