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Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.37 | 1140 ratings

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5 stars This Album took me a very long time to get into it. I originally purchased it some years ago and after one listen I put it back on the shelf where I didn't touch it anymore for the next few years to come. Instead I enjoyed all the classics and was also looking for some new material that could match the classic one. One day I when some of the old material begun to wear out a little in my ears due to listening to it over and over again I came across the song "non mi rompete" on the ISNL album. That one stuck to my head so intensely that I could't get rid of it for several days. Strangely it evoked in me - being a biologist - the interest to listen to the Darwin! album instead. So I decided to get back to that and listened to it. Again there was not too much of an excited sentiment from my side but again, parts of that album adhered and got stuck to some cerebral gyri that I don't even know the names of. But I did not want to give up on this one so decided to lie in my bed and listened to the whole album with me earphones on to quench all the disturbing noise around whatsoever, and boy that was an experience! I suddenly started to understand why this album is so highly rated on this forum. It has anything a true prog fan would ever want to listen to. The obvious nods to chamber music, the musical prowess especially of the Nocenzi brothers, the thick and intense compositions the frequent rhythm changes and the timbre in Di Giacomo's voice, everything blended together just perfectly. It feels like every single note played on the whole album is in place and is necessary. Now listening to it feels like climbing the top of an inaccessible peak in the wilderness - beautiful and rewarding attached with the feeling that only a very small fraction of mankind will ever have the chance to seize the unique experience that listening to this album can be. Absolutely 5 Stars!
Mexx | 5/5 |


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