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3.90 | 70 ratings | 4 reviews | 23% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2021

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Dark Presence (11:35)
2. Golgotha (6:07)
3. Let Me Die (6:12)
4. Rain. Of Course! (3:32)
5. Into the Sea (Apocatastasis) (5:44)
6. Interlude (1:24)
7. Tides from a Faraway Shore (2:35)
8. The Dark Presence Revelation (3:58)
9. A New Sunrise (4:36)
10. Chapter LXIV (2:29)
11. Possessed by Time (17:26)
12. Last Hero's Crusade (1:58)
13. Book of Coming Forth by Day (8:28)

Total Time 76:04

Line-up / Musicians

- Michele Guaitoli / vocals
- Beatrice Demori / vocals
- Stefano Debiaso / drums
- Denis Canciani / bass
- Marco Falanga / electric guitars, acoustic guitars
- Luca Zanon / keyboards, flute
- David Del Fabro / backing vocals, piano, keyboards, duduk

Releases information

CD Immaginifica ARSIMM1043 (2021)

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BLACKSMITH TALES The Dark Presence ratings distribution

(70 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(23%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(45%)
Good, but non-essential (28%)
Collectors/fans only (3%)
Poor. Only for completionists (1%)

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4 stars Warning!, concept album or almost that hides real pearls! An album out of nowhere that mixes neo-prog, yes, yes, quite stunning medieval folk and symphonic in the background. David Del Fabro does almost everything and does it very well, he who has spent many years reflecting on the dinosaur ban ... (read more)

Report this review (#2572803) | Posted by alainPP | Monday, June 21, 2021 | Review Permanlink

5 stars What a surprise! This a near perfect album. The album is a mix of neo prog and symphonic prog. Some of the tracks also have a medieval feeling. The instrumentals are all fantastic here too. The guitar, keyboards, drums and bass are all played very well. I wouldn't be surprised if this ended up being ... (read more)

Report this review (#2542466) | Posted by BlazingProg | Thursday, May 13, 2021 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Nice symphonic slice of Italian icy folk metal. More symphonic than folk. More folk than metal. David Del Fabro composed the entire Dark Presence. Fabro's singular vision bubbles through a smooth production, a piano dynamo, and devilish guitars. Lyrics reveal a tragic hero questioning his accen ... (read more)

Report this review (#2541321) | Posted by omphaloskepsis | Friday, May 7, 2021 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Warning: this is not Neo-prog! This Italian septet is a musical project that started in the Nineties when multi-instrumentalist David Del Fabro (backing vocals, piano, keyboards and duduk) in fact wrote all the material on piano. The story and music are inspired by symbols and images from anc ... (read more)

Report this review (#2540560) | Posted by TenYearsAfter | Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | Review Permanlink

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