Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Atto IV

Rock Progressivo Italiano

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Atto IV Shattered Lines album cover
3.24 | 17 ratings | 2 reviews | 12% 5 stars

Write a review

Buy ATTO IV Music
from partners
Studio Album, released in 2011

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Persistence Of Memories (6:31)
2. Bad Dreams (8:01)
3. A Second (8.12)
4. Burning Ashes (3.50)
5. Ecce Homo (6.01)
6. In Circle (8.44}
7. Dark Earth (4.59)
8. Deep Air (7.27)
9. Final Rush (2.56)

Total Time 56:41

Line-up / Musicians

- Valerio Rizzotti / guitars, vocals
- Nicolo Colombo / bass
- Francesco Fabris / drums
- Christian Moro / keyboards

Releases information

Galileo Records GmbH
Released 14/3/2011

Thanks to Ursa Minor for the addition
Edit this entry

Buy ATTO IV Shattered Lines Music

ATTO IV Shattered Lines ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(47%)
Good, but non-essential (35%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

ATTO IV Shattered Lines reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Finnforest
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Crunchy and tight

Atto IV is a band from Varese who formed in 2003 and whose relationship to RPI is there but minimal. While there is some influence present and likely the guys are fans, it is with some amusement that I read their bio placing themselves alongside PFM and Banco. Nevertheless, this is a very good band who combine elements of several genres and roll it into one crunchy and interesting metal...though even metal doesn't completely describe them. Their own bio cites "fusion, heavy, alternative rock, electronic and noise" as core sounds and their new album is superbly played and well composed. It consists of a highly melodic and technically masterful prog metal on the more commercial/accessible side, certainly it is not extreme metal. Guitar is the lead instrument and it is in your face, next in line are quality English vocals and what I would consider a DT keyboard presence. The rhythm section deserves a mention too as these guys are tight as hell, really fun to listen to them wail, anchoring the monster riffs. There are a few lighter acoustic sections too which serve as nice counterpoint to the heavy barrage of intensity. "Deep Air" is a real winner with some amazing textures-acoustic guitars and piano leading to an upfront bass as it builds in intensity, along with some great electric and acoustic leads. While "Shattered Lines" is well outside of my usual personal taste I have no problem giving this a good rating and recommending it to fans of heavy rock, metal, and heavy fusion/metal jamming.

Latest members reviews

3 stars This Italian band is back again with their new album. I was very far from being impressed with their first offering and I did approach this album like a sheep approaches a tiger. But I was in for a positive surprise. Atto IV still sounds like a Dream Theater rip off with some Symphony X, Pendra ... (read more)

Report this review (#443611) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Friday, May 6, 2011 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of ATTO IV "Shattered Lines"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.