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New Trolls


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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5 stars In 1971 New Trolls realized 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, hard 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 hard and everything comes out from the distorted Italian amplifiers probably Davoli or Lombardi and all recorded live.

With this new album ''Concerto Grosso'' per I New Trolls show a large change between the two predecessors album, e 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 classic seventies masterpiece Progressive, must-have.

RisingForce | 5/5 |


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