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Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.07 | 29 ratings

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3 stars The high rating on this album attracted me to it (and the reasonable retail price too......).

If Rock Progressivo Italiano was best in the 1970s or these days is a point for debate. In any case; the quality of the post millenium Rock Progressivo Italiano releases is delirium inducing high.

Absenthia is a band in the Rock Progressivo Italiano resurgence and this is their debut album & their only album so far. Little is known about this band. But I hope we will hear a lot more from them in the future.

Their music is pretty typical Rock Progressivo Italiano with a mix of hard rocking melodies and more pastoral melodies. Mostly rocking melodies. Absenthia is leaning towards the more hard rocking end of the Rock Progressivo Italiano specter. But this album is not an all out hard rock album. Besides of the obvious Rock Progressivo Italiano influences, Absenthia is also leaning a lot on bands like the French band Ange in their rather theatrical sound and approach to the music. The vocals here is very good and so is the instrumentation which is typical Rock Progressivo Italiano. The sound is also typical Rock Progressivo Italiano.

What ? Not giving five stars ? My gripe with this album is the lack of any really great songs here. This means the band does not have much of an identity. But by all means, there are some really great melody lines. But not enough of them and not to make this a great album. But this is still an album well worth checking out.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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