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The From the dust returned are an italian progressive rock/metal band, born in Rome in 2015 from a Alex De ANGELIS idea, who proposed his project to Marco Del BUFALO (Sumera's singer), Gianluigi Uzzo COSTA (ex Reinwen's bassist, band in which Alex was been singer), Dario PALAZZOLO (keyboardist) and Eddie PARENTI (Southern Drinkstruction and Corpsefucking Art's drummer).

Different events brought the band to several line-up changes, before taking the current mark.
First the coming of Miki on bass, joined by second bassist Luigi, Carlo on guitar and Flavio on drums, then the surrending of the idea of playing with two basses simultaneously and, at last, Flavio and Carlo's commitments with their band (Nitro), led the Dust to review their line-up during the recording of their debut EP "Homecoming" (Sliptrick 2017).

It was during the making of their first album that the band fixed finally its line-up, with Danilo PETRELLI (Graal's keyboardist) and Cristiano RUGGIERO (Graal's drummer) additions.
The EP after being recorded, unfortunately, was completely lost due to a mistake of the sound engineer, so the From the dust returned were forced to re-record it in a new studio, led by Zen Garden Production (PETRELLI).

The EP, produced by From the dust returned themselves and published by Sliptrick Records, trying to blend the musical personality of each member of the band, shows the combination of typical elements of heavy metal, hard rock, progressive and psychedelic music through six songs that call back 70'sounds going by dark atmospheres to acoustic melodies. Songs are all composed by Alex De ANGELIS and were arranged by Alex with Miki LEANDRO NINI, the band's bassist and Danilo PETRELLI, keyboardist and sound engineer.
The album has as its theme several inner problems like schizophrenia, clinophobia, depression, selfishness, fear to love. Each theme becomes the song's main subject. But the real focus of this EP is in the opposite duality represented by the contrast of different elements that are: two opposite kind of voices, Alex different clean voice and Marco's growl, acoustic guitars against distorted ones, constant changes of atmospheres. Duality is in every issue as complementary and opposite elements.
The album title was chosen by Marco Del BUFALO and was inspired by a chapter of the fix-up fantasy novel written by Ray Bradbury titled "From the dust returned". The title refers to the meeting between the band members, who came f...
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2.09 | 4 ratings
A Seven Days Long Wait
2020

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Homecoming
2017

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 A Seven Days Long Wait by FROM THE DUST RETURNED album cover Studio Album, 2020
2.09 | 4 ratings

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A Seven Days Long Wait
From The Dust Returned Progressive Metal

Review by kurtrongey

3 stars A group from Rome with a Ray Bradbury-inspired band name. According to the band this concept album recounts "a journey of purification necessary to be reborn to new life." It starts out sounding like neo-prog, but as it goes on, it settles into a stretch of heavy prog with memorable, dark riffs, lots of organ and impassioned Italian-accent vocals in English. Best songs are the title track, which develops from smoldering to intensity, and "Tears," which uses the "Black Sabbath" tritone riff. Effective if derivative and there's great personality to the keyboard sounds. Also noteworthy is "A Narrow Passage," a triple-time pile-driver of a song.
 A Seven Days Long Wait by FROM THE DUST RETURNED album cover Studio Album, 2020
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A Seven Days Long Wait
From The Dust Returned Progressive Metal

Review by ssmarcus

1 stars The sound on this record is best described as heavy progressive rock with cues and influences from 70's Italian prog and 60's psychedelic. The vocal performance is akin to a goofy Jim Morrison which, in and of itself, wouldn't be that bad if the songs were interesting. But they're not. Most of them are overly long explorations of a simple chord progression that has about as much intrigue as a guitar song book for kids. And even that still would have put this record at 2-stars were not it not for the "jamming" that goes on and on almost every track.

I know these guys are young and they're clearly skilled musicians. Hell, if you have a gig in Rome and need to hire a backing band, I'm sure these guys would do one hell of a job. But prog rock composers these dudes ain't. Better luck next time.

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Homecoming
From The Dust Returned Progressive Metal

Review by Fromthedustreturned

5 stars PROG SPHERE review

Homecoming is a debut EP release from a Rome-based progressive rock/metal act From the Dust Returned, comprised of six songs and released via Sliptrick Records.

Kicking off with "Harlequeen," Homecoming hints its diversity. Elements ranging from hard rock, heavy metal to Opeth-influenced Prog Metal and folk motifs are included. That fact also reveals the EP's biggest issue?it wants to be a lot of that in short time.

There is definitely potential here, and "Echoes of Faces" proves that. A song that has been recently featured on our Progotronics compilation, is a stronghold of the EP. The transition between acoustic-driven parts and avant-garde is rather smooth. "Glare" starts with a very nice melody provided by an acoustic guitar and clean vocals. The Hammond organ that can be heard here, and throughout the record, is another highlight and an element that makes difference. Following "Wipe Away the Rain"starts very atmospherically, but it doesn't take too long to become a hybrid child of Ayreon, Deep Purple and already mentioned Opeth.

Homecoming suffers in the production department. It certainly has many great ideas, but the sound could be fuller and more expressive, the mix is a bit weird due to the fact that some parts are buried.

What is important here is that From the Dust Returned made a brave step to produce a release that is stylistically very different, and with the experience called Homecoming I'm sure that they will take the best out of it and use that knowledge on their next release.

By Greg Dixon on May 8, 2017

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