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Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.42 | 17 ratings

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4 stars The 3rd album has clearly a change in musical direction. I feel that Germinale have succeeded in their change rather well. This album might not be as good as their previous one but it is without a doubt more original. I respect when the bands try to bring something new instead of just repeating themselves and in many ways I like this album more than the impressive predecessor. Indeed, when compared to the previous album ...e il suo respiro ancora agita le onde... (****1/2), I must say that this album is not as coherent. However, I have noticed that I listen this album more often and the only reason I can think for this is the already mentioned originality. The only problem is that there are a few weaker songs in this album compared to the previous one, which didn't really have any. It is the bigger variation between the songs that have caused this, but mostly they have managed to interpret the wider influences successfully. I actually respect this album even more than the previous one even though they have not completely succeeded.

Highlight tracks are "A Mio Figlio", "Lucciole per Lanterne (si vendono)" and the tracks "Il Lento Risveglio" and "Trombe, Scale" with a female guest lead vocalist. The best track is however the beautiful instrumental "Balera (bistangata)". In this track the trademark of the band, beautiful acoustic piano, is most evident.

Conclusion: A great album in somewhat modern style!

geezer | 4/5 |


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