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Il Rovescio Della Medaglia - Contamination CD (album) cover


Il Rovescio Della Medaglia


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.91 | 36 ratings

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4 stars Several top Italian bands released English versions of their genuine italian albums (PFM, Banco, or Le Orme but not only).

This variation of Contaminazione which is just the best album from Il Rovescio Della Medaglia is as outstanding as their original and Italian release. The combination with these classic themes and symphonic prog ones are so gorgeous!

Since the original album was heavily instrumental, the switch to English vocals has very little impact in terms of quality of the songs featured. The album is just as great as its counterpart.

Unlike some of the other bilingual works of their Italian friends, this one is almost a perfect mirror of the original. Since the English vocals are pretty decent, there are hardly any reason to rate this very good album with a lower rating. Four stars are so legitimate for this wonderful album. Whatever version you would pick up.

It is rather strange how the band has evolved in such a short period of time: from heavy prog-rock in their early days to such a wonderful symphonic music as it is featured in Contamination.

It is a pity (or maybe the best time to do so, who knows) that the band called it quit after such a good release. Four stars for Contamination.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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