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GOLEM

Le Porte Non Aperte

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.55 | 17 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars La Porte non Aperte is one of the new bands from italian prog rock school. Every body knowns that italian school is very prolific for more then 40 decades offering bands from great to excellent in this scene. This new entry on the scene is this young band who delivers a fairly decent heavy prog to my ears. From the brilliant art work of the digipack, beautiful gatefold cover drawings to the music La Porte non Aperte really makes an enjoyble release from start to finish. I was kinda surprised to see how low rated is this album is named Golem issued in january 2013 on Ma.Ra.Cash records. First of all this is a concept album as liner notes said and is inspired by a group of pro-anarchists intellectuals who were active in Italy in 60s-70's, aswell the band was inspired by greeg mythology and the science fiction provided by famous Isaac Asimov. Second, the lyrics are quite pertinent and well written, and third the music is well balanced and has some fine moments overall. The sound is very vintage with nice hammond and flute breaks, but the whole thing is made by the guitars and unusual yet great vocal parts. To many listeners as I saw on other pages the voice of Sandro Parrinello is an aquaring taste, and the music can little chaotic in places, but after several spinigs it turning to be quite diffrent. Some psychedelic passages interfear here and there giving a very old, vintage sound, nice flute parts, crunchy guitars, keyboards and all works very well here. No complains from me. This is to my ears pure heavy prog and it sounds like he was made in 1976 not 2013, but is not a problem at all for me to be inspired from old school of prog. All in all I like what I've hered here, I don't find the low parts everybody complains about, ok is not a masterpiece but is more then decent. 3.5 stars rounded to 4 because of the marvelous art work.

b_olariu | 4/5 |

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