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New Trolls


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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5 stars Concerto Grosso per I New Trolls - This is the first Progressive album for New Trolls, since the first two albums are not considered Prog albums but Psychedelic & Hard Psychedelic especially (new trolls 1970') which is a collection of singles between 1968/70,However both albums are good example of Psychedelic made in Italy with original fuzzy lysergic atmosphere and as developed a powerful and romantic fairytale melody especially the first album; New Trolls probably one of the first Psychedelic bands and the first to publish a concept album in Italy in those years (1968 - Senza Orario Senza Bandiera).

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 (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 sounding guitar hard, strong use of the flute and Well-Tempered Clavier, the technical virtuosity of execution and elaborate polyphonic voices of the singers, make it all in a unique and special and 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 painting Venetian 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 The ''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 strong 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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