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PETALI DI FUOCO

La Maschera Di Cera

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.52 | 88 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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3 stars I'm not really happy with this long awaited record.

After a 4 years hiatus, the italian glory La Maschera di Cera (probably the most favourite of mine of the contemporary prog bands) has finally come with the follow up to the magnificient LuxAde.

As I feared, their 4th studio effort is a different story, less adventurous, without any concept behind and, basically, a collection of short tunes (with lenght good enough for radios).

The formula is easily recognizable in the short gems they used to put into the previous works: Orpheus, in particular, but also La Consunzione (from Il Grande Labirinto).

The problem with the new album is that now it's all too predictable and there's no single moment of pure symphonic extravaganza.

Their typical sound has also slightly changed with the entrance of electric guitar instead of the peculiar distorted bass.

All in all it is not a bad record, with still a good (symphonic and jazzy here and there) prog taste.

The weakest studio album in their discography, though.

They're men, after all. Nobody's perfect.

Andrea Cortese | 3/5 |

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