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Narrow Pass


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.44 | 27 ratings

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3 stars In This World and Beyond is the sophomore effort of Italian outfit Narrow Pass. And a good one, if you appreciate their particular mix of musical ingredients.

The band basically seek to blend two rather different types of music here. The aspect most noticeable is that of celtic-tinged folk rock, where acoustic guitars and flute sets up a compelling foundation for the strong, emotional female lead vocals. The other side of the mix here is symphonic prog in the tradition of Genesis, with a strong emphasis on atmospheric elements to the point of almost coming across as vintage Neo-Progressive rock.

Personally I found the celtic part of this mix most compelling, but at best Narrow Pass is an able symphonic outfit as well. And while none of the compositions gets a note of brilliance for me, those fond of Genesis-tinged symphonic prog will find much to please their tastes here - especially if they don't the atmospheric approach. Those among that crowd who generally enjoy celtic-tinged folk as well should take note of this production, chances are that they'll find the combination of the two both pleasing and satisfying.

Windhawk | 3/5 |


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