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MELAPESANTE

Syndone

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.70 | 39 ratings

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Tarquin
5 stars To my great surprise I discovered only recently that Syndone is far from gone when I clicked on an old link I had bookmarked, and I was confronted with the new album Melapesante of Syndone.

Other than the last song, the 4-hand boogie, which is more like a small desert after dinner, the album is far from fragmented. It's a diverse, multi-faceted and inspired musical portrait, and the addition of various other instruments did not detract from the music, but they were a very worthwhile addition.

The danger with bands making come-backs is that they end up all too often in the role of trying to 'bring back' the past, becoming parodies of themselves in the process, offering nothing new, but instead rehearsing yesterday's music in a different, yet uninspired jacket. I am glad that Syndone does not fit into this mold in any way, shape or form. The music sounds fresh and inspired, coming from straight from the heart, and I sincerely hope that Nik Comoglio and the other band members will continue to follow their inspiration without compromise, and without succumbing to pressure to sound like 'the old Syndone', trying to relive the past, something which can never happen and which is the deathblow to any artist and/or band.

The fact that I enjoyed the music on this album does not mean that this is a perfect album. The song 'Dentro l'inconscio' for example sounds a bit insepid to my ears, but fortunately this song is an exception to the rest of the album.

I decided to give the album 5 stars. Not because it is perfect, but since there is no option for 4.5 stars, and Syndone makes such a positive difference with their music, I decided to give it 5 stars. I can recommend this album who enjoys original, inspired, fresh and worthwhile music, and I can't wait to hear what Syndone will come up with next.

Tarquin | 5/5 |

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