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The Balmung


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.71 | 31 ratings

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4 stars The Balmung (mighty sword of the same name from the epic thirteenth century poem The Nibelungenlied) from Italy and their first baby named Le porte della noia aka The gates of boredom issued in 20012. Well, a very nice surprise this unknown band, fans of prog rock will love this album as I did. The music is very reminescent of italian prog school of course from the glorious '70s but all wraped with their own sound and ideas. I have to quote Claudio Pelliccioni the vocalist and main composer of this fantastic album about his music and overall vision of the band "We're looking to recreate the golden sounds of progressive rock, giving body to the rhythms and beautiful melodic lines that convey emotions and dreams. The power of Deep Purple, the sophistication of Pink Floyd with the innovative elegance and immediacy of Genesis. Everyone in the band has poured into the complex music their creativity gained from decades of living with music" - he described very well what is going on on le porte della noia. All pieces are winners no fillers here, lenghty album with lots of instrumental parts with flute, keybords, guitars and all the ingredients to be a fairly solid album in this field, is just enough to listen to the title track Le Porte Della Noia and the listner will be hooked for sure, complex passages with many tempo changes, very nice, the rest of the pieces are at same level. Nothing remain to me only to recommend this album, is quite excellent and showing bif pontential in today scene. Nice artwork. Easy 4 stars.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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