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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.74 | 12 ratings

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3 stars Here's something of an obscurity that comes highly recommended by the guys that are in the know about this type of stuff. Released in 2005, it's a concept album that uses the seven deadly sins as its source of inspiration. I can't comment on the Italian language lyrics but the musical interpretation certainly seems a fair match for the dark passions and grandiosity of the concept.

It's epic and pompous in just about the right degree, and blends elements of blues, funk and a little medieval music with classic RPI. The eight songs are packed fair and square with all the necessary ingredients such as hard-edged aggressive guitar and dark keyboards, impassioned vocals and a modicum of flute. Fans are guaranteed the best of both worlds with the album's mix of vintage RPI sensibilities and post-1989 nu-metal riffs and power chords.

There's no excuse for RPI fans not to listen to this album as it's available as a free download, so check-out the Italian appreciation den in the forum for details on how to download and share your thoughts in a review. For me this is more of a strong 3-star album, rather than a weak 4-star. I like a lot of what Assenzio do here, but it'll take something really special to permanently oust the Amanita album from my CD player.

seventhsojourn | 3/5 |


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