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La Maschera Di Cera


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.56 | 94 ratings

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3 stars What was it again?

After a dynamic - and very pleasing - start the music changes abruptly when the vocals enter. I first pick up a Gabriel era approach shortly followed by Collins style singing. And that's within the same song. The Collins approach remains more dominant throughout the album.

I see nothing really wrong with the band paying homage to their peers, nevertheless the experience leaves me somewhat confused. The voice is strong and pretty good - if only too much of it overall. It appears that some fine instrumental passages and the vocals just don't blend together to create a decent balance. As if two different bands' efforts were spliced together - randomly. It's hard to tell if the band is the support act to the vocals, or the other way around. Neither here, nor there, the album represents little harmony.

The musicianship is generally good, but I do detect a bit of struggle there. It appears to my ears that they are trying too hard to do more than what they are equipped for. A second spin leaves me with a similar impression of a cart pulled in different directions by the horses. It's still a cart though, a cart that's going nowhere. It's highly unlikely that I would ever have the urge to hear this work again.

BORA | 3/5 |


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