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Mangala Vallis


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.61 | 73 ratings

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3 stars The label says Italy and Rock Progressivo Italiano. My taste buds says Symphonic Prog and USA.

The debut album from Mangala Vallis is one of the notable albums from the recent Rock Progressivo Italiano revival. It is also one of the more untraditional albums too. Untraditional because of it's sound. A sound that takes me to USA. But I will not repeat myself (like I always do).

The sound is as big as the Mid-West prairies. The music is also very big with a lot of lush classic symphonic prog'ish melody lines. Plenty of mellotrons and other vintage tangents is dominating the airwaves. They are supported by some really good vocals, guitars, bass and drums. References is many of the US symphonic prog bands, a bit of pomp rock and the final two Genesis albums with Steve Hackett.

The quality is very good throughout. Although this album has some great melody lines, there are no real killer tracks here and that is the difference between the stars for me. I am not fully embracing this album. But it is nevertheless a very good album well worth checking out.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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