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Il Tempio Delle Clessidre


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.05 | 374 ratings

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4 stars 8/10

It's always nice when a band shows up and renews the strengths of a genre long forgotten.

Yes, the glory days of Rock Progressivo Italiano (RPI) fell behind in the 70s, but here comes Il Tiempio Delle Clessidre with their debut self-titled and changes everything! This is certainly one of the strongest releases of 2010 and although not my personal favorite of the year (that title belongs to We're Here Because We're Here) is good enough to be among the top of the best.

This is a band that combines the "old" - Stefano "Lupo" Galifar, who was lead singer of Museo Rosenbach - with the "new" - the other members, among whom there is a woman, and she is the keyboardist! (view sexist? perhaps, but the truth is that it debunks many keyboardists men!) with passionate musicality and strong, they have already secured their place in the pantheon of artists from RPI!

Stefano is an exceptional singer. While I'm no fan of the style "operatic" terribly annoying that affects many of the vocalists of the genre I really feel comfortable with all the beauty and power of this man's voice - especially considering that he is a old man of 60 years -somethings! The other members are not left behind, even with the keyboard being the main instrument here (and how it is used properly!) Guitar, bass and drums - there is also a cello being used in one of the songs here - give us great moments and contribute to the exceptional musicality.

The songs are all of high standard. I really love them all - except for Danza di Esoterica Datura, Faldistorium (songs that are a bit without unity and cohesion) and Antidote Mentale (an inappropriate end). But nothing, repeat nothing, can overcome the epic Il Centro Sottile. I go further and say that this is not just one of the best songs of the year as the entire history of the RPI!

4 stars for this great and nice work!

voliveira | 4/5 |


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