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Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.11 | 313 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars Check out the album cover ! Absolutely gorgeous. They wouldn't disappoint on the followup either. This is one of my all time favourite RPI recordings.

The first song "Peccato D'orgoglia" features lots of time changes and mood shifts. It opens with a brief Jazz vibe then settles in with vocals. I can't say enough about the vocals here. Passion. I like the section 3 1/2 minutes in of acoustic guitar and organ then the PINK FLOYD-like rhythm from about the 4 1/2 minute mark to the 5 1/2 mark. It settles with organ before 6 minutes then kicks in at 6 1/2 minutes. Vocals join in with passion, guitar follows, what a section ! A calm with floating organ after 9 minutes then the tempo picks up again. It turns spacey before the vocals return. "Dopo L'uragano" opens with thunder as gentle guitar comes in, leading us to emotional vocals then SABBATH-like guitar riffs. Check out the passion in those vocals before 2 1/2 minutes.The song then changes completely with some great drumming, then back to the heaviness. Some piano is sprinkled in. I like this song a lot. I actually asked an elderly Italian man if he'd read some of the lyrics in the liner notes, and he told me this song was about a big storm, a hurricane. I thought that was pretty cool.

"Croma" is a short instrumental that is uplifting a minute in to the end. My favourite song is "La Mente Vola". It's like two different songs, the first part is fairly mellow with a beat that gets fuller. I like it. It changes around 3 1/2 minutes as piano and drums take over.The second part at about 4 minutes in is simply amazing ! The vocals couldn't be better and the guitar and synths are incredible. So emotional for me. Just an amazing song. "Ombra Muta" has some heavy bass and cool sounding guitar before the organ joins in. Vocals aren't far behind thankfully. I love this guy. More huge bass when he stops singing and the tempo picks up. Check out the drumming ! Themes are repeated. Some passion in those vocals 2 1/2 minutes in. Check out the guitar / drum section before 4 minutes.The organ and bass sound so good after 7 minutes. Vocals follow.

This is the perfect Italian album. I can't tell you how much joy and emotion this gives me.

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |


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