Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Museo Rosenbach - Zarathustra CD (album) cover


Museo Rosenbach


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.31 | 921 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Reviewer
2 stars This gets my vote for Most Overrated Italian Prog Album. Yes, there's TONS of Mellotron on the album, almost to the point of overkill. The problem is, it's not really used to any great effect.

The lengthy suite, for me, is actually the album's nadir. Rather clumsily played, with obnoxious off-pitch vocals. And musically, it just doesn't hang together. Yes, they repeat the (admittedly rather rousing) opening theme at the end, but the middle of the suite is just a sloppy mess of sludgy hard rock sweetened with symphonic keyboards and an awkwardly-rendered 5/4 passage. This sounds like a heavy rock band trying to "do" prog as a lark, and reminds me more of Uriah Heep's "Salisbury" than "real" prog. And it's not even that good!

The three tracks comprising the B-side are, if nothing else, an improvement. They're more convincingly "progressive" than the suite, that much is certain. But the vocals are still fairly poor, and there's not really anything here PFM or Banco couldn't do better with one hand tied behind their backs. In short: try before you buy.

Progbear | 2/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this MUSEO ROSENBACH review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.