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Presto Ballet


Crossover Prog

3.48 | 76 ratings

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The T
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2 stars I don't understand the high ratings this album has been receiving.

Sure, the musicians are skilled and they play well-organized, kind of enjoyable music. There are elements of metal here, as well as elements of 70's hard-rock. Yes, there's some originality in this music. Even though one can hear where everything came from, the work of putting it all together and creating a sort of new sound is interesting. DEEP PURPLE has come back from the 70's with a new metallic attitude (and, of course, cleaner, better-produced sound). The band should be a joy to find for fans of 70's hard-rock.

But the music is entirely, completely forgettable. There's no catchiness in the melodies, there are no hooks, there are no memorable melodies. These are songs, just songs. You put them in your stereo or mp3 player, listen to them, even enjoy them, but 5 minutes later you will forget you just had the PRESTO BALLET experience. This is GENERIC prog-hard-rock at its most generic. Well-played, well-recorded, very competent, but ultimately a disc you won't come back to, as you'll probably have dozens or hundreds of albums you will want to listen to more than this one, because you will REMEMBER those, something you won't be able to do with "Peace among the Ruins."

Recommended for fans of 70's hard-rock and of background music. This will not captivate your attention.

The T | 2/5 |


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