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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.41 | 48 ratings

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4 stars Another revelation from Italy.

This is my first ever album from Conqueror, but it will most certainly not be the last. This band really impresses me.

I am a bit of a fan of sugar. Too much in fact. My doctor has told me to stop eating sugary stuff. Madame Zelle is full of sugar. Very sugary in fact. Some of the melodies here is bordering to too sugary and then vomit inducing like for example deep fried mars bars. But the sugary stuff here is being balanced out by some spices from the Middle East and Asia. Add that with the usual spices from Napoli, Rome and Milan.

....... Translated to English from my cookery lesson, this album is pretty commercial at times. But the rather commercial melodies here is deeply rooted in the RPI genre, although upgraded to the sounds of 2008-10. Songs like Ad Occhi Alti, Indonesia, Margaretha and Occhio Dell'Alba is exceptional good songs with very strong melody lines. In particular Ad Occhi Alti is a killer track. Simona Rigano superb tangents & (female) vocals + the flutes of Sabrina Rigano is the ones I will remember from this album. But also full credits to the rest of the band too. In short, the arrangements is excellent.

What we have here is RPI anno 2008-10 and it is an excellent upgrade of this genre. There is songs on this album which I does not find agreeable too. But I would still state my belief that this is one of the better modern RPI albums. Conquered, I am.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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