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Il Castello Di Atlante


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.74 | 53 ratings

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4 stars The fifth album from these masters of Rock Progressivo Italiano.

Quintessenza was conceived and written after a pretty major line up change. One of the founders left the band. A new bassist was drafted in. The result is a slight different album. Not a major change. But their music has become slightly less accessible and it takes some more time to penetrate this album than the previous four albums.

But fear not. The arch typical melodic Rock Progressivo Italiano sound is there and the vocals is as superb as always. Quintessenza is also leaning more towards Genesis than any other Castello Di Atlante albums. There is a pastoral feeling over this album from A to Z. The guitars, violins and the keyboards is downtuned pastoral and so is the vocals. This creates a good feeling. There is no denying that Quintessenza is an arch-typical Rock Progressivo Italiano album, sounds wise. A mix of Italian classical and folk music with rock on the top.

The music on this album is great throughout. An album I really love. So in my view; this is a superb album if you are into Rock Progressivo Italiano. In short, a four fingers salute album.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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