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New Trolls


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.72 | 200 ratings

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5 stars "New Trolls" they released their first album in 1968 a good representative example of Psychedelic made in Italy with original fuzz lysergic vibe and developed a powerful and romantic fairytale melody and capturing and experiencing the idea of that genre called (Progressive rock) that would come out shortly after.

New Trolls, probably the first psychedelic rock band that released a concept album in Italy in those years (1968 - Senza Orario Senza Bandiera).

(New Trolls 1970') a good combination between Psychedelic acid rock with romantic melodies, it is the first anthology of New Trolls but, since it contains hitherto unpublished songs on the album, it is unanimously considered their second studio album, It is a collection that contains singles of the 1967-1970 period.

With the end of the 60's and beginning of the 70's and beginning of the experiment and the fusion of musical genres and so the event of progressive music the New Trolls realized in 1971 their third album, which became one of the cornerstone of the genre Progressive, (Concerto Grosso Per I New Trolls).

The album is divided into two parts, the first with the (Concerto Grosso) which is a fusion of romantic Venetian Baroque Orchestra directed by Luis Bacalov with an orientation to Antonio Vivaldi, with the powerful rhythm parts between bass and drums and strong use of the flute and well-tempered clavier, the guitar with hard fuzz sound and in the solos that creates heavy lysergic moments especially in the last song dedicated to (Jimi Hendrix) that closes the first part, il Concerto Grosso.

The technical virtuosity of execution and elaborate polyphonic voices of the singers, make it all in a unique and special and very different from their Anglo-Saxon colleagues pioneered the genre over the English Channel, even though the New Trolls sing in English ( to die / to sleep / perchance to dream ' William Shakespeare Hamlet a.III sc. I ) written on the front cover on a photo on negative of a Venetian painting to make the image blurred and distorted.

Also the main melody and some parts of the ''Concerto Grosso'' that are used for the Soundtrack of the Thriller movie ''La Vittima Designata ' 1971'' (The Designated Victim - English version of the film) shot in Venice and directed by Maurizio Lucidi; some photos of the main actors/actresses in the film are on the back cover of the album.

The second part of the album it is a long suite of the quintet of the band that opens with a strong mystical and substantial introduction by the heavy Hammond organ tones, from the maestro Maurizio Salvi future official member of the band.

It all starts with screaming voices, heavy fuzz guitar, massy sound of the flute, powerful organ, bodied bass lines and trembling drum parts with a great solo towards the end of the suite, and a small part of the suite is sung in Italian; IL Sole Nascera' (The Sun Will Be Born); the sound of the band is pompous and heavy and everything is out of the distorted amplifiers Davoli; all recorded live.

With this new album the Trolls show a large change between the two predecessors album, a powerful clear passage between the Psychedelic in the mid-sixties to the early seventies Progressive events, creating a classic album that will remain in the history of the genre Symphonic Baroque Progressive rock made in Italy.

New Trolls prove to be good musicians and great arrangers and singers; between all four stands Nico Di Palo with his incredible voice to high tones and as a quite good Hard Rock guitarist.

Highly recommended to all lovers of the immortal classisc seventies Progressive, must-have.

RisingForce | 5/5 |


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