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3 stars My second experience with Moonlight Comedy traced back their previous album in 2004 which was considered as their first debut full length album. Asa you might have read my review on their 2007's album "Dorothy" I have admired this band because their music is quite solid melody-wise as well as composition-wise. This debut album proved that they're an excellent band at its origin. My experience with Italian progressive metal band is not that intense but when I listened to Moonlight Comedy, including this album, I was not aware that this is Italian band not American. Wll, you know that Italy had been so famous with their symphonic prog which is so specific and people name it differently than typical symphonic prog band on other parts of the world.

This "The Life Inside" album offers you with the solid melodic based progressive metal music with very good composition. The album opener "Oceans" (7:34) proves it to be right that the music is very solid and I really enjoy the flow as well as the arrangements from start of the track until it ends. The keyboard plays critical role on top of the metal heavy riffs. The continuing track "Hidden Truth" (7:36) follows the similar vein as the first. The third track "Masters of Your Mask" (6:02) starts differently, i.e. by using drums solo followed with heavy and rough riffs followed with high register vocal notes. Keyboard again plays important role throughout the track. So, I don't mind when people say that this band follows the path of Dream Theater. The quality voice of the band's vocalist reminds me to DC Cooper (was with Royal Hunt). All remaining tracks are enjoyable progressive metal music with heavy riffs and good melody for all tracks. The only little problems are there are less variations among tracks and the mixing or production issues that does not sound quite smooth, sometimes it sounds rough.

Overall this is a very good album with 3.5 stars rating. Fans of progressive metal would love it very much. Keep on proggin' ...!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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Posted Saturday, March 5, 2011 | Review Permalink
3 stars Moonlight Comedy is a prog metal band from Italy who released so far two albums, well recived by fans of the genre and aswell by media. The band was formed in 1998 by excellent guitarist Simone Fiorletta and the music offered doesn't differ much from DT school. First offer was released in 2004 named The life inside and is pretty much ok most of the time for a debut by a young band. Even the music is not original at all, the members can really handle the instruments and creating some quite good instrumental arrangements. There are lots of keyboards melted with heavy riffs but all under a specific romantic italian atmosphere, a thing that is even better on their next album. All pieces stands as good, no groundbreaking moments but pleasent. For fans of DT, Empty Tremor, Vanden Plas, Madsword and alike. 3 stars

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