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Distillerie di Malto


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.77 | 24 ratings

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4 stars The one and only album from this very interesting Italian band with the very unusual name.

This is a crossover album as in a blend of many prog rock genres. Their base is in Rock Progressivo Italiano and I personally regard them as a Rock Progressivo Italiano band. I think the Rock Progressivo Italiano fans is missing out on something they would love by this classification.

Rant over. Forget the last two lines above. I continue with......

Distillerie Di Malta's music is a distilled product of Rock Progressivo Italiano, Gentle Giant's eclectic prog, Camel and their symphonic prog, Return To Forever and their fusion and King Crimson's world. The music is very melodic, majestic, pastoral and lingering. It is also mainly instrumental. It is based on guitars, tangents, bass, drums and some guest instruments like flute. The few vocals on this album is also great and Fabrizio Pellicciaro is a superb vocalist.

All songs here are great and in the bracket "all fans of Rock Progressivo Italiano wet dreams". The band gives King Crimson and Gentle Giant an Italian heritage and identity if you understand what I mean. I love this blend of eclectic and Rock Progressivo Italiano on this album. A perfect blend. A couple of killer tracks would had elevated this album to classic status. But it is a close call.

A truly great album which deserve a lot of attention.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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