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RISVEGLIO

Egonon

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.21 | 116 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is an album that has that dark mood I like and they keep it interesting with those Middle Eastern instruments and sound. This really was a trip though that offers up plenty of atmosphere and power as the mood and tempo shift often. This is never boring and it's quite adventerous. I can't praise this album enough and there's mellotron too.

"Phosforo" eventually is led by drums followed by reserved vocals. Piano, horns and more. Great sound. It's surprisingly heavy before 2 minutes and this will come and go. Nice grinding guitar late. "Lacrime Di Luce" opens with what sounds like someone trying to find a radio station. It kicks in before a minute then settles back with vocals as contrasts continue. I like the clarinet that comes and goes. Killer track. "Risveglio" has a Middle Eastern sounding intro then the drums kick in at a minute. Here we go ! The heaviness continues to be contrasted with the more laid back sections. "Alma Senza Virtu" has sparse cello to start followed by melodic guitar and reserved vocals. It's building with horns. Guitar before 4 minutes. "L'uomo Libero" has reserved vocals and flute as a beat joins in and more. It kicks in at a minute then settles back again. It then picks up before 2 1/2 minutes. Great sound. It settles again before 4 minutes. "Voglio Essere Piccolo" kicks in right away with a heavy sound then the vocals come in as it settles some. The tempo and mood continue to change. "Golgotha" has mournful sounding horns to start then it kicks in hard before a minute. Vocals arrive as it settles back. Violin-like sounds after 2 minutes then it turns jazzy after 3 1/2 minutes then heavy again. The sound of the wind blowing ends it.

"Khamsin" is a short piece with mournful vocals. "Maya" has spoken words, strings and bass as it builds. It kicks in with vocals before a minute. Spoken words as it calms down again. Contrasts continue. "Rosso Asfalto" is an amazing track where the heaviness comes and goes. "Tra La Notte E T'alba" opens with the usual chunky bass and deep sounding drums. Vocals join in. It picks up with horns. Grinding guitar after 2 1/2 minutes then it turns jazzy before 3 1/2 minutes. Kicks back in. "Tutto Cio Che Avevo Era Un'anima" is a vocal track where the tempo changes often. Guitar after 2 minutes. It ends with laughter and i'm laughing too. "Sul Lato Caldo Della Strada" has a dark intro that builds. So good. Reserved vocals join in then it turns powerful before settling back again as contrasts continue. Horns before 2 1/2 minutes then guitar. "L'abito Bianco" has these repeated words as vocal melodies join in. Very Middle Eastern sounding then the horns come in. "Coda : 42 Km !" ends the album with atmosphere and experimental sounds.

An incredible release from Italy, maybe there's too many Middle Eastern references for my tastes but man they do keep things interesting. Great album!

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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