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L'IPPOGRIFO

Il Castello Di Atlante

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.96 | 28 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars Another strong album from this new RPI band.

The new generation of RPI bands never fails to impress me. Il Castello Di Atlante is one of the best bands in this new scene. Their music is true to the roots and founding principles of the RPI scene.

Il Castello Di Atlante's brand of RPI is more in the more subtle and symphonic prog end of the RPI rainbow. They also implements some folk music into their music. But PFM, and Genesis if outside references are used, is good references to what Il Castello Di Atlante is doing.

The average track lengths is around seven minutes and the music are full of heavy organs and subtle electric guitars. The vocals are excellent too and the bassist and the drummer also know their trade..... and employs it well.

Within the opening minutes of the majestic, soaring La Vittoria Di Er, it is pretty obvious we are witnessing a special album. So we believe........ Unfortunate, the following songs are not of the same high standard. But the music here is always great. Except from the instantly great La Vittoria Di Er, the rest of the music is a "grower" which slowly but surely develops over time. It was only after the tenth and final listening review session I landed on the conclusion that the rest of the songs are great too. Chorale II is also an outstanding song too.

In short, this is a great RPI and symphonic prog album which deserve a wider audience. Give it time, though.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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