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Il Rovescio Della Medaglia - Contamination CD (album) cover


Il Rovescio Della Medaglia


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.91 | 37 ratings

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4 stars This Italian progressive rock band is absolutely IMPRESSIVE and unique. "Contamination" is the mix of expressive & sophisticated hard rock, progressive elements and classical Baroque arrangements. Like Osanna, another Italian progressive hard rock band, the electric guitar here is absolutely razor and aggressive, slightly approaching the ones on the first album of Rush. The disciplined hard rock tendency is really enhanced by an often dirty & distorted organ a la Jethro Tull - "Thick as a brick". The strings arrangements and harpsichord parts belong to the J.S. Bach departement. There are a couples of VERY poignant & POWERFUL church organ exhibitions: UNBELIEVABLE! The expressive and lively lead & backing vocals are a strong point on this record. The more mellow bits are maybe sometimes too empty and lengthy, although some very good flute parts add some delicateness & subtlety to the album. I remove 0.5 star because of the many empty pauses and because of the presence of some unconvincing experimental parts.

Rating: 4.5 stars

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