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Malibran - Le Porte Del Silenzio CD (album) cover




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4.02 | 74 ratings

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3 stars First of all I want to remark that, despite of recording in the recent times for the Brazilian Label Rock Symphony, they are from Catania, in the isle of Sicily-Italy,even though- in the period regarding the issue of their debut album- they tried to undersign a long contract for the EMI Records label from Italy and of course they failed, cause they sold a few copies out...well the same experience as for another 90's band with an old 70's sound, Nuova Era, whose destiny was anyway a bit different.I like to point out that Malibran-unlike Nuova Era-are performing a few lives still today and with good results, even though their production from the Studio is a bit weak . But coming back to such "Le Porte del Silenzio, the 70's imprinting is strong and quite obvious, all along the album suite. The presence of the guitars is important-sometimes reminding me of the harmonic solutions by Aufklarung, (another remarkable Italian symphonic ensemble with a mood of "hard rock"), by adding the flute as well as an approach of "classical music", which is very interesting.But the other music features are not so "progressive", in the sense that they are not exploring the language of the new millennium nowadays, nor they produce something really fresh and innovative, unlike for instance Il Trono dei Ricordi...well you know that I prefer another kind of progressive music in the vein of After Crying or Isildurs Bane, but I think of some good music passages for this Italian Band and it's a pity they have not performed some really original tunes, by looking for example for a more personal way of composing suites. Glass Hammer for instance has been able to perform something original in the USA, despite of using some typical symphonic breaks-through !!...Well at the end make your own choice and add an half star at least, because I'm sure that I can't affect the opinion of their several fans!!
lor68 | 3/5 |


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