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Il Rovescio Della Medaglia


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.91 | 36 ratings

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4 stars Looks like RDM wanted to do what PFM did and that was to break in to the international market by recording an album they already did in Italian in English. In this case, "Contamination", the English language version of "Contaminazione". Like "Photos of Ghosts", my complaint about this album is the English language doesn't come naturally for these guys, hearing these songs you can tell they were meant to be sung in Italian. Regardless this is still a nice combination of classical (specifically that of Bach), symphony orchestra (conducted by Luis Enriquez Bacalov) and of prog rock. Given all the pieces are very short, one wishes they were longer to allow the band to really take off, but they are effective for what they are. Many of them are either interludes or experimental pieces that lead to the actual music. While the hard rock of "La Bibbia" and "Io Come Io" are pretty much history, you can still hear some of those elements in the heavier guitar passages. Still they stick to that classical/prog style. Nice album, but probably go for the original "Contaminazione".
Proghead | 4/5 |


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