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3 stars Five young Italian musicians gathered in 1989 to form the Heavy/Thrash Metal act Physeter, led by Daniele Perico (vocals), Luca Milan (guitars) and Andrea Peasso (bass).After the 91' demo ''"Prince of silence Tells" the style of Physeter became more refined, as they explored the Classic Italian Prog sound and recruited Andrea's brother Ivan on guitars, and the second demo from 94' "Unico" presented this new style, entirely sung in Italian.By mid-90's with the addition of drummer Fabio Biffignandi the band changed the name to Imagin'aria heading for their first full-legth album, eventually released in 1997 on Lizard under the title ''In un altro quando'' with a few guest on keyboards, violin and female vocals.

Imagin'aria's approach is strongly grounded in the Italian Prog tradition and presents a band with an excellent vocalist and a very dynamic sound, not very complex, but definitely demanding and rich.The overall sound is driven by the dual guitar attack of Luca Milan and Ivan Peasso, with a few piano and keyboard themes supporting, and the band succesfully switches from Hard/Prog Rock attacks to more elaborate arrangements and soaring melodies, not unlike IL BACIO DELLA MEDUSA.As the music is heavily based on guitars, the final result depends a lot on the ideas of Peasso and Milan, who eventually come up with some excellent dramatic riffs, decent solos and powerful grooves.Piano interludes and orchestral keyboards are sparse and add the album a slightly symphonic flavor.There are also some fine acoustic breaks to be found between the heavier moments with some sort of Medieval/Folk atmosphere, nicely connected with the rest of the music.Last but not least comes the band's driving force, singer Daniele Perico, who's theatrical and dynamic voice is among the best to be heard within the scene.

Modern guitar-driven Italian Prog with occasional Hard Rock shifts, well-performed and pretty energetic.Warmly recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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