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IDENTIDADE

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Symphonic Prog

4.09 | 32 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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4 stars This Brazilian band already produced a very good debut album ("Liber Secundus") and this one starts wonderfully with a superb, dynamic, tribal, emotional, guitar and percussion- oriented (hi Carlos!) piece of music. "Vulcano" deserves its title: it is a boiling song. Gorgeous by all means!

Unlike what has been written in their bio, I can't find a trace of ELP in here. Anyway, the music is rich, complex and superbly interpreted. What a pleasure to listen to such an album! An all instrumental and gentle piece of pure symphony with a jazzy angle though. The musicianship is of very high quality and it is a shame that these guys are not better known. Especially on a site like ours!

Just have a listen to the sublime first part of "Suite Angelus". Close your eyes and appreciate: this is really the only thing to do while listening to this great and melodic track. Should I say another highlight? Yes of course!

And if the second leg is maybe a bit shy, it is still a very fine moment of superb symphonic rock displaying a great guitar work. It is another real good track.

The "Santana" feel is again very present during "Fogos de Santelmo": a superb blend of crying guitar, good percussion and jazzy atmosphere (maybe too jazzy though to my taste). The same applies to "Coracoes Do Mundo" with an even jazzier accent.

The great feel comes back again with the fantastic closing number: "Index II" is such a fine piece of symphonic prog!

Heavenly guitar, sustained bass and great drumming work. A true delight for sure. Is it necessary that emotion sits at every corner of this epic? That symphonic lover will reach a musical orgasm during the closing part? That you should listen to this great album?

Four stars. It holds some superb musical moments that would deserve to be shared by more PA reviewers.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |

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