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LE NOTTI DI SALEM

Abiogenesi

 

Crossover Prog

3.02 | 14 ratings

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hdfisch
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3 stars ABIOGENESI is playing a highly 70's influenced hard rock enriched with progressive elements like nice keyboards and flute and some psychedelic moment. As I am very much into Retro-Prog I like very much all 3 records they released, although I've got to say that their third one is not quite on par with the previous ones, especially their debut. So let's come to the songs on this album.

The opening (and as the well the ending) Warning/I Warned You presented by Clive Jones (BLACK WIDOW) sounds in a way rather out of place and both can be easily skipped by programming the CD player without losing anything. A Salem is a song very much in the vein of 70's hard rock with some keyboards. Very nice with great guitar solos, but nothing special in the sense of Prog. With Echi nel Buio the sound is changing more towards a less aggressive mid-tempo Rock, in the second half of the song a very nice instrumental section is starting. Really excellent musicianship and first highlight of the album. Next one Abiogenesi 3 is as well a very good track played all instrumental. Again the main theme is changing in the second half to a slower tempo with nice Wah-Wah guitar. Nuove Stelle is a quite typical 70's Italian prog song, not really original or special, but a very nice one to listen to. As always they have some variation within the song with excellent instrumental sections on keyboard and acoustic guitar. Mr. Clive e Dr. Jones could be as well from a 70's Italian band, on this one we have some harpsichord involved, a very rocking one with excellent electric guitar. Similia Similibus Curentur is starting quite aggressively with driving guitars, then slowing a bit down and vocals are setting in accompagnied by piano. BTW Toni D'Urso's rather low pitched voice is really pleasant and very appropriate for the music. Z.A.W. (Zombie Abiogenetic War) is offering a similar sound like A Salem with driving guitars combined with organ and keyboard play in a rather dark mood.

CONCLUSION

ABIOGENESI do not even try to hide their influences and their music is anything else than innovative and original. They're playing a very nice Retro-Prog in a hard vein with great performance. I would not call this album an essential one, but still it's VERY GOOD and recommended to all those who love the "good ol' 70's ART ROCK". Worth for 3.5 stars!

hdfisch | 3/5 |

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