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I Pennelli di Vermeer


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.38 | 7 ratings

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2 stars This band is at best original. It might need to be investigated even if the traditional ISP fan might be astonished with the result. The music proposed is varied and holds lots of influences. Even some Spanish flamenco style like during "Manifesto?" can be dicovered.

I would say that it is a pain that most of the songs are shortly formatted (ten songs for about thirty seven minutes of music). What you will discover is a definite Italian prog accent; but there are little (to none) symphonic moments available. I would say that the experience is more rock oriented. At least during the first two opening numbers.

Vocals are mostly theatrical like described in Andrea's review. Some sort of "Ange" Italian counterpart at times. But too shy of these French masters IMHHO.

There are too many pure rock songs featured on this album: "L'urlo?" or " S.K.L.ERO " for instance. the former is even mixing hard rock with pure baroque passages. Nothing really in line with ISP but interesting. Still, I am missing the complexity and fantasy of the great genre we all love and which can be felt during " Nel Giardino Di Belzebý". One of the two songs in excess of four minutes on this album?

Actually, I don't like this album very much. I still wonder why the band needs to sing these stupid French lyrics during the basic rock song "Luce". Pretty much dispensable as far as I am concerned. The weird "Carogna" only adds to the feel: some fine guitar work but weak vocal parts.

I can't go over two stars with my rating here. Too weak overall, no passion (or little) and close to none excitement.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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