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Il Rovescio Della Medaglia - La Bibbia CD (album) cover


Il Rovescio Della Medaglia


Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.87 | 63 ratings

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3 stars Hard Rock Bible Study.

No, you won't learn much of the Holy Scriptures with this cookie. But on the other hand, you will hear some of the Devil's Music!

This album consists of L-O-U-D music done more or less professionally. I must insist on the cheap production and unpolished tunes they are offering. Disappointed, to say the least. Not a horrible record, but certainly not a keeper. My expectations (darn them) were high and I've been spoiled by other bands like Cream, Rush and The Who; which are using the same guitar/bass/drums approach.

I say stated earlier, the music is guitar, bass and drums. Nothing more, not the shadow of an organ or such. It shows. The guitar player is sweating from every pore, trying to shoot his best riffs at your face. His Gibson Les Paul attempt is wishy-washy; you're never sure if he's skilled or not. Sometimes it fits (Sodome and Gomorrah), many times not. On the other hand the bass player is giving a good show, Jack Bruce style. He's busy as a bee trying also to thicken the whole thing, and a good hand clap to him.

Overall, my fantasy of RDM being the 'best secret of prog rock' is damaged due to the limitations (in talent and creative aspect) of the band. No subtle for one second, this has nothing to do with the eargasm that was Contaminazione. Oh well, at least I have my health.

It's brute, it's raw and it's in your face!

Menswear | 3/5 |


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