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Jacopo Galli


Progressive Metal

3.25 | 3 ratings

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4 stars A little gem that goes rather to unnoticed in prog circles

Jacopo Galli is a song writter, composer and multi instrumntalist from Italy who released a single album so far in 2003 named Timedrops. Besides that he wrote all the music on this album, he playes at each instrument features here and he mixed and produce the album aswell. Quite a surprise for me this little album, very hard to find, but worth every second. Musicaly speaking is a cross between symphonic prog with prog metal leanings, don't expect to be a rough prog metal album influenced by DT or others alike. The originality of this album is high, but the voice ruins to be much more that is seen today. If he hired a proper vocalist this album realy were something elese, a true treasure in prog metal field. The music is very well written from mellow arrangements to a more metalized ones, but always keeping the proportion in good measure not to become boring or unenjoyble. Great are the key passages who interludes like gloves with his guitar chops, very intristing ones, and quite unmatch in places. Ideas are many here and good all the time, what gives to the album a low view is his voice, who is dull without any range, he tries here to do the best but rarely succeded, if it were an instrumental album then for sure I would give a higher rate, that is already realy high. All the pieces are winners, maybe dreg down a little by low budget production, but if you skip this thing out you will find some very unique and intristing ideas that result in a very enjoyble album in a little less then an hour. 3.5 rounded to 4, because he worth it and is to underrated here aswell on other sites. Cool cover art aswell.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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