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Gran Torino


Heavy Prog

3.52 | 32 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This is the debut for heavy proggers GRAN TORINO from Italy. I felt like Andy did as he mentioned in his review that seeing the word "prog" in the album's title made him a little worried. I think I rolled my eyes. Not to worry though as this is a good all-instrumental album.

"Sinapsi" is a fairly bombastic tune with lots of organ. "Jack Montorio" has this repeated guitar line as drums and background synths help out. A change 3 1/2 minutes in as we get some bombast. "Rock Waters" is drum and organ led to start then the guitar arrives before a minute. It picks up after 3 1/2 minutes and synths come in a minute later. "Joy" has lots of tempo changes. It's okay. "Miridiana" sounds great to open and the organ joins in as well. Good track.

"Fox Box" is uptempo at times and I like the guitar. It's hit and miss though. "Five" is a good one and I like the way it builds. "Radio Vox" is led by the guitar before 2 1/2 minutes. "Eco" is kind of spacey to start. Keyboards lead before a minute then a heavy rhythm joins in. Nice. Piano after 3 minutes. "Zorro" becomes fuller before 1 1/2 minutes with guitar. Piano is back leading a minute later then guitar again as it continues to play out.

A low 3 stars but certainly an album I can see a lot of Heavy Prog fans enjoying.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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