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3.96 | 14 ratings | 2 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2012

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Lights (4:12)
2. Aelegia (4:49)
3. Islands Of Madness (5:31)
4. Truth Lies ... (5:00)
5. Wonderful Magician (5:53)
6. Beyond A Lifetime (5:33)
7. Tides Of My Soul (6:45)
8. Chiaroscuro (4:02)
9. King (Of The Rain Of Tomorrow) (4:55)
10. Pain After Pain (5:36)
11. We March, We Fail (6:53)
12. Oblivion (2:53)

Total playtime: (62:03)

Line-up / Musicians

- Vittorio Ballerio / vocals
- Gianluca A. Corona / guitar
- Fabio Troiani / guitar
- Maurizio Lietti / bass
- Sigfrido Percich / drums

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ADRAMELCH Lights From Oblivion ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
Good, but non-essential (7%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
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Review by kev rowland
4 stars If ever there was a band that doesn't like to rush things, Italian proggers Adramelch has to be it. Their debut came out in 1988, but they split up soon afterwards. The lead singer Vittorio Ballerio and guitarist Gianluca A. Corona decided to create a new version of the band in 2004, primarily to record songs that they had written before the original split, and the follow-up 'Broken History' came out in 2005. So now, only seven years since the release of their second album (this came out in 2012 but I have only just come across it), and the same line-up from the last album have stuck around to record a third. These guys are coming towards prog from the areas of hard rock and metal, but also bringing in melodic rock as well. The result is an extremely well crafted and constructed album that is going to appeal to fans of many genres.

Imagine Savatage combining with Porcupine Tree, City Boy and Uriah Heep and you may just come close to what these guys are all about. Twin guitars and a very strong rhythm section (hats off to bassist Maurizio Lietti who provides some incredible runs when the mood requires it) means that this is an album that hits the spot on so many levels. It is easy to listen to and enjoy from the very first play, and the more attention it gets the more rewards it gives out. It has now got me wondering what the other albums are like, and just how long we may have to wait for the next one! Not for those who really want crunching riffs, as they certainly are no Threshold, but if well-crafted music is what you are after then look no further.

Review by Second Life Syndrome
4 stars I gotta admit that I wasn't that excited about listening to this group. Yet, something compelled me to do so. What I found, though, is that this is great group that I hope receives more attention!

This band is labeled as progressive metal, but I'm not really hearing much metal here. To be sure, there isn't much standard metal here at all. This band has a fairly unique style that is more concerned with overall sound and presentation than with technicality. I admire that. I do find that they remind me a slight bit of The Hourglass, a band from Utah that may or may not be writing music right now. Their masterpiece, "Oblivious to the Obvious", is one of my favorite albums, and it features much of the same style: appropriate drums, complex riffing and soloing, strong melodies, incredible bass, and maturity/restraint.

So, if you're not a metal fan, don't let the label fool you. This group isn't bombastic or heavy, but they know how to create great grooves and intricate guitar work. Give them a shot.

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