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Il Rovescio Della Medaglia

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.95 | 30 ratings

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Menswear
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5 stars R.D.M. means in english: THE FLIPSIDE OF THE MEDAL. To say that there's always something behind one. In this case, it's true. Behind a total no-name band lies a truly odd record. Odd, indeed, but good in a level that makes you wonder where it was all your life. It's the kind of record that's really rejoycing to finally possess. A shot in the dark, hell freezes over, a monkey writes Hamlet and other metaphores to describe this band out of nowhere. I'm not even sure this record exists in CD. My father-in-law had a 'mint condition' LP in his closet. I made a copy on casette and it's fairly acceptable. Man these guys are good. I mean, GOOD. I don't wanna compare to P.F.M. or Le Orme, but R.D.M. really kicks some nasty italian tomato butt. WOW. Hard to believe Chef Rocco is from that country. They blend true classical movements into a song and then layers a killer Black Sabbath guitar riff on top. Sounds weird but reminds me of the neo-classical revival in the early 80's (Blackmore, Malmsteen Inc.). Wow, I finally found the grandfathers of neo-classical. I'm telling you, at first it sounds weird and chaotic, but rewarding in a few weeks. You won't regret buying it, even if it's only to brag to others that you stick to an obscure, but totally cool, gifted band. The vocals could be punchier and clearer, but so is PFM's (is every italian band like this?). Also, only exist in italian on CD version. Yes my friends, R.D.M. is a cool, sophisticated, heavy-rocky blend of the history of Bach. Try it when you see it and tell me about it. Becomes addictive...just like italian food (but not Rocco's). MAMMA MIA! * MAGNIFICO 5 STELLAS *
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