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Gran Torino


Heavy Prog

3.52 | 32 ratings

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4 stars Is this still possible in 2011?

Grinding my way through Italian Prog releases, I do come across the odd, real gem and GRAN TORINO is one of those. Contrary to stated influences, I find little resemblance to KANSAS, DP, or LZ - the latter two I am more in favor of. This release may be closer to a STEVE MORSE side project, or perhaps DJAM KARET on speed.

Heavy-Prog it may be, but the works are equally Symphonic and refreshing at this day and age. An all instrumental work from beginning to end. these guys deliver robust and spirited pieces with no filler material thrown in. There is a slight hint of Metal in places, but not enough to dominate.

Overall, it's an excellent debut album and if these guys were to further evolve and refine their skills, they'd be the darlings of the current Prog scene.

Easily a 4 plus and I am looking forward to further releases.

BORA | 4/5 |


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