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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.09 | 23 ratings

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3 stars The second album from this Italian band.

Sithonia was always much more symponic and ELP inspired by most other Rock Progressivo Italiano bands. On Spettacolo annullato, they moves past ELP and more into an almost avant-garde/RIO landscape. The material is very complex and a massive departure from their more melody orientated debut album. Spettacolo annullato is almost baroque RIO in it's build up with some atonal music with a symphonic complexity. Some of this album sounds like Univers Zero. This atonal material is also twinned with some very melodic melodies too. There is plenty of Rock Progressivo Italiano stuff here too.

The vocals and the instrumentation is very good throughout. I did not expect what comes out of my speakers at all, I have to admit. A shock was delivered and received. But I like this album better and better for each time. It is sorely missing some great melodies though. It feels like some parts of this album is complexity for the sake of complexity and to shed of the skin the band was carrying on their debut album. But this album is still a good album though. But not on par with their debut album, I am afraid.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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