MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

LEVIATHAN

Neo-Prog • Italy


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Leviathan picture
Leviathan biography
It's very common to find Italian Symphonic bands, but no so much when we are talking about Italian Neo Prog bands. So when I knew I had to write again the LEVIATHAN bio, I placed special interest in them, to see how they blended their traditional and peculiar melodic sense with the strength and modernity of Neo Prog.

LEVIATHAN was formed in 1985 by three very young Italian musicians, Alex Brunori (vocals and lyrics), Franco Pezzella (keyboards) and Andrea Moneta, drums. Immediately the band started to work at their first demo "The 7% Solution EP" which saw the light in the same year. This demo has two long tracks, but sadly and because it was a tape and the distribution was limited, there are almost no copies of it today. But the point was made and they caught the attention of the critics due to their particular sound.

In 1987 LEVIATHAN recruits Sandro Wlderk (bass) and Rocco Paterna (guitar) and their definitive lineup was complete, with Wlderk credited for all the compositions and Brunori for all the lyrics and the conceptual art direction. Just before recording their first album, Rocco Paterna leaves the band, replaced by Giorgio Carana (recently deceased in 2016). They produced and released their official debut called "Heartquake", which for many is the first Neo Prog Italian release, in 1500 copies, 300 of which in red vinyl limited edition. The band starts a long and successful Italian tour in 1988 to support the album.

"Heartquake" presents clear influences of GENESIS, MARILLION and PENDRAGON, but with a clear respect to the lyrical and melodic roots of Italian Symphonic bands like PFM or BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO.

In 1989 Pezzella leaves the band and is replaced by the classically trained keyboardist Andrea Amici and they start the recording sessions of their second album, "Bee Yourself", which was again released independently in 1500 copies, 300 of which in yellow vinyl limited edition. The album was later reprinted on CD by Contempo and on vinyl by the Korean label Jigu Records (in 1991).

The album was a great success among critics and fans. It presented a 25 minutes suite, "Bee Yourself", that gave them the chance to perform not only in Italy, but also in France as well as in an epic presentation at the Teatro Olimpico in Roma.

In this occasion the Neo Prog tendencies blend with an exquisite Jazzy vibe which makes of "Bee Yourself" a rich and versatile album.

In 1993, Musea Records gets intereste...
read more

Leviathan official website

LEVIATHAN MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

LEVIATHAN forum topics / tours, shows & news


LEVIATHAN forum topics Create a topic now
LEVIATHAN tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "leviathan"
Post an entries now

LEVIATHAN Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to LEVIATHAN

Buy LEVIATHAN Music


Leviathan: Legendary Lost Elektra AlbumLeviathan: Legendary Lost Elektra Album
Import
Imports 2016
Audio CD$10.13
$10.12 (used)
Tenth Sub Level of SuicideTenth Sub Level of Suicide
Moribund Records 2003
Audio CD$25.00 (used)
Scar SightedScar Sighted
Profound Lore 2015
Audio CD$12.46
$12.45 (used)
Howl Mockery at the CrossHowl Mockery at the Cross
Import
Imports 2016
Audio CD$10.03
$14.31 (used)
Tentacles of WhorrorTentacles of Whorror
Import
Imports 2016
Audio CD$10.03
$13.96 (used)
Massive Conpiracy Again St All LifeMassive Conpiracy Again St All Life
Import
Imports 2016
Audio CD$10.03
$14.31 (used)
Moribund YearsMoribund Years
Box set · Import
Imports 2016
Audio CD$44.06
$50.15 (used)
Massive Conspiracy Against All LifeMassive Conspiracy Against All Life
Moribund Records 2008
Audio CD$4.44 (used)
Tentacles of WhorrorTentacles of Whorror
Moribund Records 2004
Audio CD$254.89
$19.99 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
MIKE STUART SPAN Leviathan - S/T 60's UK Psych 180 Gr Vinyl BLUE LP 2015 NEW USD $69.90 Buy It Now 1h 31m
Used Audio Book Liquidation Sale ** Authors: A-A #789 ** Buy 1 Get 1 flat ship USD $10.99 Buy It Now 3h 51m
Used Audio Book Liquidation Sale ** Authors: W-W #899 ** Buy 1 Get 1 flat ship USD $3.99 Buy It Now 4h 10m
@ CD CHASTAIN - SICK SOCIETY / LEVIATHAN RECORDS 1995 ORG / METAL USA USD $9.99 Buy It Now 5h 52m
Protector / Leviathan's Desire + Urm The Mad JAPAN TECP-25548 Rare!!!!!!!! TB3 USD $142.49 Buy It Now 6h 31m
LEVIATHAN - JERRY GOLDSMITH - OOP CD - **Excellent Condition** Varese Sarabande USD $29.99 Buy It Now 7h 48m
MASTODON 'LEVIATHAN' ORIGINAL BLUE VINYL LP USD $79.17 Buy It Now 9h 30m
XASTHUR - "To violate the oblivious" 2xLP Red version limited to 100 leviathan USD $47.00 Buy It Now 10h 15m
Krohm A World Through Dead Eyes 2005 Moribund CD RARE Bathory Xasthur Leviathan USD $5.00 [0 bids]
10h 16m
Leviathan - Riddles Questions Poetry & Outrage CD 1996 Century Media USD $14.90 Buy It Now 12h 4m
ANVIL CHORUS "BLONDES IN BLACK / ONCE AGAIN" RARE LEVIATHAN N/M W/P/S INSERT USD $39.99 [0 bids]
12h 13m
Leviathan: Ozzfest Edition USD $2.20 Buy It Now 12h 37m
Leviathan - Leviathan ? 5xCD BOX SET BLACK METAL AMBIENT DARKTHRONE XASTHUR USD $21.50 [5 bids]
14h 6m
XASTHUR all reflections ORIG VINYL 2-RED LP leviathan krieg nachtmystium dsbm USD $35.00 Buy It Now 14h 27m
Michelle Lewis-Little Leviathan-CD USD $0.99 Buy It Now 14h 52m
Simple Aggression Formulations In Black CD USA press Leviathan Records ?- 199322 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 15h 21m
Krieg / Caina S/T Split 7" LP Black Metal Katharsis Leviathan GREEN VINYL USD $11.99 Buy It Now 17h 30m
Leviathan - Leviathan: Legendary Lost Elektra Album [New CD] UK - Import USD $17.52 Buy It Now 19h 18m
Leviathan - The Moribund Years (5CD Box) (NEW 5CD) USD $79.15 Buy It Now 1 day
Krieg ?The Black Plague 2LP Leviathan Judas Iscariot Nachtmystium Twilight USD $8.00 [0 bids]
1 day
THE MIKE STUART SPAN- LEVIATHAN : CUTTINGS COLLECTION USD $4.62 Buy It Now 1 day
Protector - Leviathan's Desire GER Maxi 1990 //1 USD $31.04 Buy It Now 1 day
?rtizan-Ancestral Energy Leviathan, Symphony X, Shadow Gallery, Metal Church USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
PROTECTOR / Leviathan's Desire + Urm The Mad JAPAN CD 1990 Kreator Merciless USD $11.00 [3 bids]
1 day
MASTODON Leviathan YSCY-1129 CD JAPAN 2008 USD $81.85 Buy It Now 1 day
Mastodon Leviathan Picture Disc + Poster Clutch Metallica Avenged Sevenfold Afi USD $40.00 [1 bids]
1 day
Protector / Leviathan's Desire + Urm the Mad JAPAN 2IN1 TECP-25548 B USD $47.49 Buy It Now 1 day
John Hahn - Out Of The Shadows CD 1992 Leviathan Rec. USD $38.48 Buy It Now 1 day
Scar Sighted * by Leviathan (US Black Metal) (CD, Mar-2015, Profound Lore) USD $13.01 Buy It Now 1 day
LEVIATHAN - TENTACLES OF WHORROR CD NEW+ USD $24.22 Buy It Now 1 day
Sick Society by Chastain (CD, 1995 Leviathan) Used ORG Pressing USD $15.00 Buy It Now 1 day
URSINNE - Swim With The Leviathan CD (Aug 2017) featuring Dave Ingram (vox) USD $3.99 [0 bids]
USD $5.99 Buy It Now
1 day
Leviathan EP [EP] by Leviathan (Stoner Metal) (CD, Jan-2003, Judas Cradle Produc USD $8.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Leviathan: The Tenth Sub Level Of Suicide CD 2016 Hammerheart HHR Digipak NEW USD $14.95 Buy It Now 1 day
PURULENT SPERMCANAL PUAKA BALAVA IMPORT CZECH VINTAGE 1997 LEVIATHAN CD NEW B17/ USD $24.95 Buy It Now 1 day
PROMONTORY THE HILL OF HOPE IMPORT CZECH VINTAGE 1998 LEVIATHAN CD NEW B16 USD $24.99 Buy It Now 1 day
2045 Leviathan - Soundtrack, Jerry Goldsmith CD *EX-LIBRARY* USD $26.32 Buy It Now 1 day
ANTAEUS blood libels - lurker of chalice leviathan archgoat goatmoon profantica USD $3.33 [0 bids]
1 day
Azreal 2CD set - watain leviathan satryicon shining craft dimmu borgir goatmoon USD $3.33 [0 bids]
1 day
TWILIGHT - leviathan nachtmystium lurker of chalice krieg xasthur weakling USD $2.22 [2 bids]
1 day
CRAFT total soul rape - shining lifelover watain leviathan darkthrone nyktalgia USD $4.69 [2 bids]
1 day
CHASTAIN - 2 VINYL ALBUMS - MYSTERY ON SHRAPNEL & VOICE ON LEVIATHAN W/ INSERT  USD $19.99 [0 bids]
1 day
BLACK RADICAL MKII - Blackman's Leviathan UK 1st hip hop 1991 Island vinyl LP EX USD $6.99 [0 bids]
1 day
EIKENSKADEN - THERE IS NO LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL 2005 1PR NEW! LEVIATHAN USD $7.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Leviathan VOLCANO CD New B USD $49.11 Buy It Now 1 day
Leviathan - Scar Sighted 2 x LP - Limited Numbered White Box Set - NEW COPY USD $149.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Jimmy Baldwin - Leviathan of Love [New CD] USD $14.92 Buy It Now 1 day
Deblois - Leviathan [New CD] USD $18.92 Buy It Now 1 day
SAPTHURAN LEVIATHAN SPLIT CD METAL RARE BATTLE KOMMAND USD $25.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Jimmy Baldwin - Leviathan Of Love [CD New] USD $10.65 Buy It Now 1 day
CJSS - Praise The Loud 1986 Cassette Leviathan LC862 David Chastain METAL USD $3.99 Buy It Now 1 day
LEVIATHAN CREBAIN split - weakling skitliv lifelover vanhelga ulver code watain USD $6.66 [1 bids]
1 day
LEVIATHAN tenth sublevel of suicide - hellhammer bathory darkthrone mutiilation USD $6.66 [0 bids]
1 day
LEVIATHAN IUVENES split - nargaroth manes marduk mgla pest sargeist possessed USD $6.66 [0 bids]
1 day
LEVIATHAN SAPHTURAN split - lurker of chalice wolves in the throne room twilight USD $6.66 [0 bids]
1 day
LEVIATHAN howl mockery at the cross - maniac butcher hell militia mayhemic truth USD $6.66 [0 bids]
1 day
LEVIATHAN MASSIVE CONSPIRACY AGAINST ALL LIFE - clandestine blaze velvet cacoon USD $16.66 [0 bids]
1 day
LEVIATHAN tentacles of whorror - xasthur lurker of chalice deathspell omega USD $6.66 [0 bids]
1 day
Abigor WE PRAISE THEE Flag 27.5"X40" NEW Chaos Moon Leviathan Usnea Mykur muzruB USD $20.00 Buy It Now 1 day
MASTODON LEVIATHAN / SAVATAGE POSTER 75X54 CM USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Leviathan Howl Mockery At The Cross Lp Rare Black Metal Xasthur USD $74.99 Buy It Now 1 day
MASTODON "LEVIATHAN" CD NEW+ USD $25.46 Buy It Now 2 days
BLEAK SOLITUDE End Your Life cassette tape striborg xasthur leviathan USD $20.25 Buy It Now 2 days
BLEAK SOLITUDE Rehearsal 31.03.07 cassette tape xasthur leviathan vetala mayhem USD $27.84 Buy It Now 2 days
HUMUS Art Noir Clandestin cassette tape leviathan striborg graveland USD $11.39 Buy It Now 2 days
MASTADON - LEVIATHAN - PROMO SAMPLER - METAL RELAPSE RECORDS UNIQUE 4 TRACK EP USD $15.99 Buy It Now 2 days
MASTODON 'LEVIATHAN' / AVENGED SEVENFOLD 'CITY OF EVIL', PROMO CD 2005 ~ NEW USD $18.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Swim With the Leviathan by Ursinne (CD, Aug-2017, Transcending Obscurity... USD $20.80 Buy It Now 2 days
PROMO 70s ROCK 45 RPM - LEVIATHAN - MACH 12104 - "WHY MUST I BE LIKE YOU" USD $10.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Kenziner/Ken Ziner - Timescape (CD, May-2004, Leviathan) MINT will combine s/h USD $9.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Little Leviathan by LEWIS, MICHELLE USD $3.47 Buy It Now 2 days
Alestorm - Leviathan EP Vinyl LP Heavy Metal Sticker or Magnet USD $3.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Simple Aggression Formulations in Black 1993 leviathan records cassette Thrash USD $12.52 Buy It Now 2 days
JUDAS ISCARIOT "Tribute" RARE A5 leviathan xasthur krieg Merrimack Nachtmystium USD $9.99 [0 bids]
2 days
AMEN CORNER LEVIATHAN DESTROYER CD SEALED MADE IN BRAZIL COGUMELO USD $23.99 Buy It Now 3 days
MASTODON Leviathan HWCY-1182 CD JAPAN 2004 OBI USD $101.60 Buy It Now 3 days
LEVIATHAN: LEVIATHAN THE LEGENDARY LOST ELEKTRA ALBUM CD 2016 USD $14.12 Buy It Now 3 days
Magister Templi - Lucifer Leviathan Logos (CD, May-2013, Cruz del Sur) NEW USD $8.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Devouring Star - Devouring Star (CD) Bolzer Watain Marduk Origin Leviathan Mgla USD $8.00 [0 bids]
USD $10.50 Buy It Now
3 days
NEW Leviathan: Ozzfest Edition (Audio CD) USD $24.26 Buy It Now 3 days
LEVIATHAN Far Beyond the Light CD nm- black metal USD $5.00 [1 bids]
3 days
Mastodon - LEVIATHAN - CD - New USD $16.72 Buy It Now 3 days
LEVIATHAN - Leviathan: The Legendary Lost Elektra Album (Jewel Case) - CD - New USD $15.95 Buy It Now 3 days
OLD KING TUT, NEW LEVIATHAN ORIENTAL ORCH - LP CRR19327 USD $15.00 Buy It Now 3 days
leviathan! A.L. Lloyd ballads & songs of the whaling trade 1971 uk topic ex USD $34.74 Buy It Now 3 days
LEVIATHAN w/ UNRELEASED BLACK FLAG Cover Remake TRK PROMO CD SEALED 2007 USA sou USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Subliminal Fear - Escape From Leviathan [New CD] UK - Import USD $11.85 Buy It Now 3 days
NB5 Protector Leviathan's Desire BLACK VINYL LP ! POSTER ! 150 MADE !! *SEALED* USD $21.15 Buy It Now 3 days
NB5 Protector Leviathan's Desire CLEAR/EASTER YELLOW SPLATTER VINYL ! UNPLAYED USD $21.85 Buy It Now 3 days
NB5 Protector Leviathan's Desire CLEAR/EASTER YELLOW SPLATTER VINYL ! *SEALED* USD $21.85 Buy It Now 3 days
Subliminal Fear - Escape From Leviathan [New CD] UK - Import USD $20.06 Buy It Now 3 days
Ursinne - Swim With The Leviathan [New CD] UK - Import USD $13.27 Buy It Now 3 days
MICHELLE LEWIS - LITTLE LEVIATHAN PROMO-CD USD $0.99 [0 bids]
3 days
Mastodon - Leviathan [New CD] USD $16.92 Buy It Now 3 days
Krieg Rise Of The Imperial Hordes Sealed Digi Cd Leviathan Judas Iscariot USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Unknown Artist : Becoming Leviathan CD USD $6.95 Buy It Now 3 days
LEVIATHAN The Blind Wound LP [Half Green Colored vinyl] Southern Lord Records EX USD $65.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Leviathan S/T Mach LP SEALED 1974 Hard Rock Heavy Prog Psych ANGEL OF DEATH VG++ USD $34.98 Buy It Now 3 days
Leviathan - Massive Conpiracy Again St All Life [New CD] UK - Import USD $17.47 Buy It Now 3 days
DRAUGAR Weathering The Curse CD Moribund Xasthur Leviathan USBM USD $5.00 Buy It Now 3 days

More places to buy LEVIATHAN music online Buy LEVIATHAN & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
LEVIATHAN has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

LEVIATHAN discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

LEVIATHAN top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.97 | 15 ratings
Heartquake
1988
3.28 | 26 ratings
Bee Yourself
1990
2.47 | 10 ratings
Volume
1997

LEVIATHAN Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

LEVIATHAN Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

LEVIATHAN Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

LEVIATHAN Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

LEVIATHAN Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Bee Yourself  by LEVIATHAN album cover Studio Album, 1990
3.28 | 26 ratings

BUY
Bee Yourself
Leviathan Neo-Prog

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

3 stars 3.5 stars for sure

Leviathan (don't be confused with american prog metal from the '90s aswell another americans from the '70s) is a neo prog band from Italy formed around mid 80s and releasing 3 albums so far as far as I know. The one I'm talking about is the second offer from 1990 named Bee yourself and definatly their best from their catalogue. Graced by an excellent art wotk, this little known release among prog heads is for sure a winner from start to finish. Influences are immediately recognizable in Gnesis, PFM or Bnaco type of symph prog with neo prog elements thrown in not far from IQ or Pendragon or Marillion fame. All pieces are great with a plus on ending lenghty title track cloking around 20 min - is a pure joy and one of the better neo prog pieces ever came from Italy. Also despite being a neo prog band , there are some jazzier moments interluded with the rest, giving a quite complicated background and awesome musicianship. All in all a very worthy affair for any serious prog fan intrested in bands that in thet period were trying to revive the style, I think Leviathan must not be forgotten, Bee yourself is a good aqusition for sure. Similar with aformentioned bands but in places remind me of another band from Italy named Fancy Fluid. 3.5 stars. Unfairly unnoticed.

 Bee Yourself  by LEVIATHAN album cover Studio Album, 1990
3.28 | 26 ratings

BUY
Bee Yourself
Leviathan Neo-Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars In 1988 a long period full of concert begins for Leviathan.The result of this heavy promotion was the group to become known not only in their homecountry, but also in Germany, Holland, Japan, France and The United States, achieving some very good sales.In July 1989 a new member joins the group, keyboardist Andrea Amici, who replaced Franco Pezzella and a second album, entitled ''Bee yourself'', is recorded and released in 1990 on Contempo Records.

Very good Neo Prog of the MARILLION/DEYSS school of Prog is the name of the game for another Leviathan release, who deny any evident links with the Italian Prog movement for a more British-styled Progressive Rock, relying on melody, bombastic keyboards and sensitive vocals, all delivered in the English language.The sound of Leviathan remains emotional and very atmospheric with nice vocal harmonies, catchy tunes, interesting guitar work ala STEVE ROTHERY and 80's-flavored keyboards with symphonic orientations, which nevertheless suffer from a thin quality, as most of the bands of the time.''Bee yourself'' contains less tracks than Leviathan's debut, clocking though at the same length, and the reason is the addition of the 20-min. title track, the most ambitious effort of the group.This is definitely the most 70's-inspired composition of the album with a deep, symphonic sound akin to GENESIS and laid-back guitar work in the vein of PINK FLOYD.Lots of Classical influences, dramatic instrumental lines, theatrical, diverse voice performances and qualitive melodies appear in a well-structured piece with numerous shifting moods and even some complex keyboard themes, although the weak keyboard sound seems to be again a negative factor.

Typical product of 90's Italian Prog with English lyrics.Musically interesting, containing a combination of accesible and advanced ideas, fairly symphonic along the lines of the groups of the 70's, but always held down by a mediocre recording quality.Still recommended, especially if you are a MARILLION fan.

 Heartquake by LEVIATHAN album cover Studio Album, 1988
2.97 | 15 ratings

BUY
Heartquake
Leviathan Neo-Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars Another entry by an 80's Italian band,but this time with a very British sound.LEVIATHAN were formed in mid-80's in Rome by singer Alex Brunori, keyboardisy Franco Pezzella and drummer Andrea Moneta and the same year they even recorded a demo entitled ''7% solution'',distributed in a few copies, enough for the band to gain some wide recognizion.In 1987 with the arrival of Wldrek Sandro on bass and Giorgio Carana on guitars LEVIATHAN enter the studio to record their debut ''Heartquake'',released the next year and re-issued on CD by Musea Records five years later.

It is rather a surprise that the band's sound has nothing to do with any group related to the Italian prog movement of the 70's.Obviously influenced by the new prog movement of UK, LEVIATHAN produced some exciting melodic prog.All tracks are sung by Brunori in English:an emotional,clear and non-accented voice,who supports the band's style very well.The album is filled with the nice playing of Carana,who's distorted guitars are all over the place,delivering sensitive solos, great breaks and catchy grooves.The synth work of Pezzella ranges from colorful supporting roles to grandiose,almost symphonic passages and resembles more than anyone to IQ's Martin Orford.However I find their sound to be a hybrid between ''The wake''-era IQ and early PALLAS in the most bombastic and intense tracks,yet each one is played with great lust and inspiration.

Neo prog followers will love this album,the rest of the progheads will have some pleasant time spent,I think, if listening to ''Heartquake''.Warmly recommended.

 Volume by LEVIATHAN album cover Studio Album, 1997
2.47 | 10 ratings

BUY
Volume
Leviathan Neo-Prog

Review by ekaton

2 stars An at best mediocre album all in all. Fans of Italian Prog can easily find dozens of groups who are superior to Leviathan. The song writing isn't very exciting, the keyboard department sounds boring and pretty sterile. Some good guitar soli, at least...
 Bee Yourself  by LEVIATHAN album cover Studio Album, 1990
3.28 | 26 ratings

BUY
Bee Yourself
Leviathan Neo-Prog

Review by Progbear
Prog Reviewer

3 stars A surprisingly enjoyable neo-prog release from Italy. These guys have a real knack for melody, and moments from "Red Moon" and "Endless Hunting" have a knack for putting a tune on your lips and a smile on your face. Keyboards are used in a subtle manner, and luckily for us these guys understand "subtle" doesn't mean "just stick to the same, boring DX7 presets". As a result, this disc has aged a lot better than a number of others of its era.

The 19-minute title suite that closes out the disc does so with grace and style, shifting tempos and moods well and incorporating the tunefulness that is the band's strongest suit. Unfortunately, this is also where the main weakness of the band shows through: the vocals. Alex Brunori is actually a fine vocalist, who puts across the melodies superbly. But he should have sung in Italian; his English diction is absolutely deplorable and he mispronounces a lot of words. It would have been disastrous even had the lyrics not been...rather silly. Which they are, particularly on the suite, which is about the denizens of a beehive.

Still, for all its shortcomings, Leviathan manage to come up smelling like a rose with this recording in the end. For a (sub-)genre as frequently derivative and risible as neo-prog, that's actually quite a remarkable achievement.

 Bee Yourself  by LEVIATHAN album cover Studio Album, 1990
3.28 | 26 ratings

BUY
Bee Yourself
Leviathan Neo-Prog

Review by Fishy
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Second and best album from this Italian progressive rock band. I would describe the music of this album as neo-progressive with influences from jazz. Listening to this album I noticed influences from Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Genesis, Marillion and IQ. This album was released in 1990 but it doesn't sound dated today at all, probably thanks to the seventies and eighties sounds. The highlight of the album is the title track, an epic of 20 minutes which tells the story of a society of bees and the most important moment in the life of one male bee in peculiar. This masterpiece is based on a very beautiful piano melody that returns every now and then, interrupted by many changes in mood and rhythm. I never thought 20 minutes could end so soon. The Hackett-like guitar on this album is lovely but it's obvious that the keyboards take the leading role in all of the songs. But also the bass-player and especially the drummer are extremely talented. The voice of Andrea Amici (it's a boy) is typical for an Italian band, he reminds me of Francone Mussida the singer of the famous Italian band PFM when they released "Chocolate kings". No weak tracks on this album. Too bad there's just 40 minutes of music on this cd. If you ever get the chance to listen to this splendid album, do it !!!! You won't regret it.
Thanks to Ivan_Melgar_M for the artist addition. and to NotAProghead for the last updates

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

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives