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Il Balletto di Bronzo

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.21 | 388 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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5 stars This fine italian prog-rock album is a conceptual-based opus with some awesome theatrical development.

The music (impressive!) is keyboards-oriented, through the master hands of Gianni Leone (organ, piano, mellotron, moog, spinet, celesta) and the result is an intricate and sinister atmosphere "drenched with blood" because of that dark and exciting (shifting moods) frenetic playing. Electric guitar (by Lino Aiello) has not a dominant part here, but many times it's the icing on the cake, being so aggressive and apocalyptical! Many soft and sinister female choirs that seem to be the crying of the Angels' Chorus!

The lyrics are really obscure (already english translated on the forum!), telling the story of a man who starts a journey, all alone, and, during it, he has 3 meeting: a dead man ivy covered and with ripped ears; a dead old man with thorns infixed in his eyes; finally he meets The Death in person, but he doesn't be able to tell its true name because of his mouth is tired and motionless.and because light isn't anymore!

Three chilling scenes, three meeting.Three is a mystical number.it seems to me that the poem is about someone who, listening to the Wrong Voice, follows something which is the negation/contrary of the positive triad of the good (Trinity). Perhaps the album is about suicide but.who could tell it? Its lyrics are dark and with a not directly understandable message!

On the 1994 remastered edition there's also a GREAT bonus track titled "La Tua Casa Comoda" (Your Own Comfortable Home).

This is a great symphonic prog-rock-orientated album, great keyboards, lots of imagination.

Andrea Cortese | 5/5 |

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