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La Maschera Di Cera


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.99 | 157 ratings

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5 stars La MASCHERA DI CERA (The Wax Mask) are a new Italian five piece band who definitely play a vintage 70's replica with total originality and deep musicianship. Hate to overuse this expression, but here it goes. This is a total masterpiece IMHO. La MASCHERA DI CERA blend powerful vocals, piano, mellotron, organ, moog, 'clavicembalo'-VCS 3 synths, flute, bass/acoustic guitar and drums and create some of the best sounds I have heard out of Italy for a long time.

The first side is a sole magnificent 20 mins epic track which carries the "Attack-Decay" style of Sweeden's ANGLAGARD with the symphonic beauty of classic PFM and jazz elements of ECHOLYN.. totally unpredictable and totally creative song writing. The second side is 3 tracks which continue right where side 1 left off.. Musically these guys play some pretty sophisticated and deep music with tons of vintage keyboards, flute and guitar dominating. I must also tell you that the drummer is very good and so too are the bass and guitarist. Hard to exactly peg this album in terms of comparison but I would say musically a dead mix of STANDARTE, PFM with FINESTERRE.

Overall a fantastic album and one of those albums that after you hear you will not be able to put down.

loserboy | 5/5 |


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