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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.39 | 17 ratings

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3 stars The debut album from this very interesting "new generation" Rock Progressivo Italiano band.

The Rock Progressivo Italiano genre is mostly known for their 1970s bands and outputs. But it can be argued, with good reasons, that the more present days bands has released better albums. An interesting debate.... Anyway, this is the debut album from Sithonia, one of these new bands.

It is obvious that Sithonia has taken their inspirations from the old Rock Progressivo Italiano scene + Genesis albums like Trespass and Foxtrot. Well, after a shaky first two minutes of the album which would throw anyone of the scent of a good Rock Progressivo Italiano album. But after these two minutes, the album opens up into a lush Rock Progressivo Italiano scenario.

Lungo il sentiero di pietra is not as heavy as many Rock Progressivo Italiano albums are. There is no heavy prog guitars here. Instead, you get Paolo Nino Marcheselli's excellent vocals. This is some of the best vocals I have ever heard on a Rock Progressivo Italiano and they can be compared to Angelo Branduardi's vocals. But there are still a lot of excellent instrumental melodies here. They are performed with lush keyboards, flutes and acoustic/electric guitars. All with a vintage sound.

My gripes with this album is the lack of some great tracks. The sound and the musicians + vocals is great. But no great songs here makes it impossible to label this as a great album. But this is still a very good debut album from a great band.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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