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Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.16 | 29 ratings

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5 stars This is a re-release of FINISTERRE's limited edition "Live at ProgDay '97" CD which was recorded live on August 31, 1997 during the ProgDay Festival, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. The only different between the releases is the bonus track added to this release. It's a cover of PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI's masterpiece "Altaloma". FINISTERRE's music is symphonic rock with reminiscences to BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO, CAMEL, Peter GABRIEL-era GENESIS, JETHRO TULL, PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI and VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR. If I hadn't knew that FINISTERRE was formed in the 90's, I would've guessed that they were a band from the 70's Italian symphonic rock scene. There are many mood and tempo changes, lengthy instrumental passages and their keyboard sound is a mix between modern synth sounds and classical ones like Mellotron, Moog and Fender Rhodes. The sound quality is very good for being a live recording. I'm a big fan and collector of 70's progressive and symphonic rock, but FINISTERRE is the evidence that there are bands in Italy today that carries the legacy with great pride.
Greger | 5/5 |


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