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MALOMBRA is a decidedly dark band, with heavy gothic overtones and a penchant for HAWKWIND's apocalyptic urgency. Their eponymous debut was followed by the more symphonic "Our Lady The Bones." By the time of their 2001 release, "The Dissolution Age," only vocalist Mercy remained from the original lineup. The Italian band has been compared to a baroque DEVIL DOLL.

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3.36 | 24 ratings
4.24 | 25 ratings
Our Lady Of The Bones
3.51 | 16 ratings
The Dissolution Age

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 The Dissolution Age  by MALOMBRA album cover Studio Album, 2001
3.51 | 16 ratings

The Dissolution Age
Malombra Heavy Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Honorary Reviewer

4 stars I love this album, it is grating and crashing, progressive rock that is truly striving to be that. It brings together Poisoned Electrick Head with Fields Of The Nephilim and Ultravox in an unholy union that works brilliantly well. It is intense, and needs to be played very loudly to be fully appreciated, and as it swirls in and out of the mind it takes with it more than a few brain cells. It isn't all hard and fast, there is a very reflective and emotional song in "The Duncan Browne Song". This is a fetching tribute to the musician/composer probably best known for his part in Metro, who died of cancer in 1993. This is not prog that sits in the neatly compartmentalised section of wannabes, but music that is trying to create something new and dark. The music is driven along by pounding drums and bass, while the guitars and keyboards do their best to stop the powerful vocals, but to no avail. This is an album that many progheads will shy away from for being too intense, but that is their loss as this is one that I will be playing a great deal.

Originally appeared in Feedback #69, Aug 02

 Malombra  by MALOMBRA album cover Studio Album, 1994
3.36 | 24 ratings

Malombra Heavy Prog

Review by toroddfuglesteg

2 stars I have had this album in my CD for ages before I declared myself brave enough to review it.

My gripes with this album is longer than my list of friends. The vocals is thin and over the top dramatic. The vocalist tries to imitate an opera singer, but fails miserably. If I only could turn off the vocals......... Which turns the spotlight on the music. That is a bad idea, in fact. The music is a blend of horror movies influenced heavy rock and neo-prog. A pretty bad combination which massages my ears like an ice cube covered with barbed wire.

There are a few good melody lines here and the keyboards are good. The guitars are pretty generic. Both the solos and the rhythm guitars. In short, this album sounds too theatrical and forced. It is simply too much when subtlety would had been just the thing.

2 stars (barely)

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