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4 stars Fantastic Folk album lost in RPI

I'm not a fan of creating national based genres but the RPI team has made a nice work adding rare bands that otherwise would be ignored that has fulfilled it's purpose, the only problem I find is that sometimes a band that shouldn't be in RPI get's added to this category (As most likely happens in every sub-genre).

The case of DUNWICH is a clear example of this problem, their music is clearly Medieval Folk Prog with a few Metal references that has nothing in common with most bands in RPI, but that's not DUNWICH'S fault so lets talk about "Il Chiarore Sorge Due Volte" which is a fantastic album despite the category which it is placed.

The second release of DUNWICH begins with "Ouverture", a beautiful violin and later flute dominated instrumental with a Medieval - Renaissance feeling, a good introduction of what we can expect of the album, something that is more evident after listening "Storia di Ono" that situates us in the Medieval era with the beautiful vocals by Katya Sanna who adds a mysterious touch that increments the beauty of the music.

"La Pietre de Dunwich" continues in the same path, but this time the Folk - "troubadoresque" feeling is blended with a religious facet plus a nice and pompous orchestration, somehow like a mixture of pagan-religious music, extremely beautiful.

"L'Incontro" as the name indicates is the encounter of two worlds, the mysterious Medieval music represented by Katya Sanna that melts with a Heavy almost metallic sound represented by the heavy guitar and male vocals that seem like a combination of IRON MAIDEN and MIRANDA SEX GARDEN with a magnificent keyboard performance by Claudio Nigris, simply delightful.

"Il Viaggio di Wesahaycah" blew my preconceptions about the band, being that I never expected an absolutely experimental track with PINK FLOYD Space Rock reminiscences and a guitar "a la Gilmour", but keeping the Medieval atmosphere alive with the vocals of Katya, extremely rewarding but disconcerting, specially because the religious closing section collisions with the next track "Yetima", that takes us back to the Folk pastoral music. As the album advances I like it more.

To continue with the surprises, the following track "La Nuova Rugiada" sounds like a polyphonic Renaissance Madrigal with lute (really performed with acoustic guitar) that again contrasts with melancholic harp and vocals ballad " Izanami e Izanagi "in wich Katya Sanna demonstrates her versatility.

"Il Chiarore Sorge Due Volte" is closed by two dissimilar tracks, the mysterious "La Rivalsa di Aki-Gahuk" absoluteletely reminiscent of MIRANDA SEX GARDEN with an Industrial edge and the delightful instrumental "Epilog", both different in style but comparable in quality.

Uninformed listeners who expect a classic Italian Symphonic band will be disappointed, but fans of Medieval Folk music will love this rare gem, in my opinion deserves no less than four stars.

Ivan_Melgar_M | 4/5 |


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