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Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.07 | 29 ratings

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Along with Egonon's album, this is at the top of the RPI list of post millennium recordings in my opinion. I've decided to try and be a little less humble. Let's see how it goes. The words that come to mind as descriptive tools when listening to this masterpiece are majestic, beautiful, substantial and epic! As I had stated in my review of Egonon's very fine recording, this one also belongs up at the very pinnacle of the RPI genre with the classic master recordings of the seventies! Where Egonon's is a more detailed recording than this, this is to me a just slightly less detailed recording but I find it to be a recording that in a truly artistic manner wears it's emotions on it's sleeves in a very positive demeanor! I can't help but feel that a good portion of that feeling is due to the operatic/BMSish singing which I find very impressive and uniquely satisfying! There isn't a weak point on the album. All of the instruments are played stunningly and never a step is missed. I also have to add that if I were to pick a 'single' from this album it would be the second track which is presently my favorite RPI track; that is of the RPI albums that I am presently familiar with! It has an awesome riff that in a twisted sort of way I would try to describe as an RPI 'Linus and Lucy' Vince Guiraldi equivalent. It doesn't totally do it justice and not everyone I'm sure will appreciate my twisted logic, but again in a twisted sort of way it works in my quasi-humble mind. I hope and would be very pleased if they came close to the quality of this epic in their follow up sophomore attempt. I personally can't wait to hear either of these two bands next recordings! My favorite sub-genre RPI just keeps on rockin'! Alright! Italy, you guys just keep blowin' my flippin' mind! What is in that water your drinkin', or is it the wine? Which ever, keep it up! I'd recommend this recording to all, but especially those who like the RPI sub-genre. Keep it up Absenthia we're rooting for you. Enjoy God's gift of music everyone. Take care.

HarmonyDissonan | 5/5 |


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