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Goblin - Buio Omega (OST) CD (album) cover




Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.25 | 26 ratings

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4 stars I have an honest and strong respect for Goblin, maybe the only band that I know which built their career making soundtracks...

"Buio Omega" is not at the level of "Profondo Rosso" or "Tenebre" but has the classic Goblin style: dark and shorts athmospheres, tension, some great proggy guitar sections, emphasys on percussions and a constant and frightening keyboard background. This soundtrack were made to the self titled Joe D'Amato film of 1979. The story of this B movie is about a doctor who loose his wife but he try to keep her "alive" embalming her body using flesh, skin and organs of the people he murder during the movie.... nice, isn't?

Back to the music. The album works good without the music. Even when sometimes sounds like Keith Emerson jusic for "Nighthawks" the truth is that "Buio Omega" is a creepy trip through dark athmospheres, solid and catchy compositions and slow moment of wavy terror. As I said, not as the level of other Goblin soundtracks or albums and maybe is just a 3* release, but the song "Quiet Drops" is such a masterpice of prog music: quiet but frightening, with a catchy guitar melody that hypnotizes you... Really, one of the best Goblin compositions.

Just for that, "Buio Omega" deserves 4*...

progadicto | 4/5 |


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