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New Trolls


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.85 | 136 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars The band would break up after this record. The same old story where two talented leaders of a band are trying to have their own way until they tire of fighting all the time and a breakup occurs.You can really hear this in this record as it is quite uneven. From mellow and classical sounding to heavy, guitar oriented music. It is hard to tell it's the same band at times.

The album opens with 2 instrumentals. First up is "Studio" a classical, piano led song that opens and closes with the sound of a gong. "XXII Strada" features piano, drums, guitar and organ in this less than 2 minute song. "I Cavalieri Del Lago Dell'Ontario" opens and closes with marching drums but it's what is in between that is impressive. Great vocals. "Storia Di Una Foglia" is a really good song, one of my favourites on the album. The acoustic guitar and drums with the cool electric guitar melodies overtop. And again the beautiful Italian vocals. "Nato Adesso" opens with piano and vocals before the organ comes in and then 2 minutes in things get intense. Great sound ! Then one of the best parts of the record when the guitarist just plays and plays this beautiful, energetic solo for an insane amount of time. Amazing !

"C'e Troppa Guerra" is where things seem a little out of place.This song sounds just like a BLACK SABBATH tune I kid you not ! I love it, as the vocals sound processed in the beginning but then sound incredible as the band really rocks out. It gets pastoral 5 minutes in before it gets blown to hell 6 minutes in. A minute later we are treated to a crushing guitar solo. "Paolo E Francesca" opens with mournful guitar as reserved vocals join in. This song reminds of TRETTIOARIGA KRIGET and the guitarist can almost make his guitar talk. "Chi Mi Puo Capire" has a brief organ intro before this mellow song plays out.

For me this record has too many songs that are not memorable while the good ones are amazing indeed. 3.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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