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Cantina Sociale


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.01 | 15 ratings

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3 stars This is the second album from this Italian who has been, waiting some ?seven years to release it after their average debut "Balene".

I have to say that the opening track is quite brilliant and offers much more than what was proposed on their first effort. All the power of the band is featured; and the fan of the ISP genre should be definitely submerged with the great vocals and superb instrumentation. It is a great opener indeed!

The good feel goes on with "Goccia": a weird track full of fantasy and originality. Complex and intricate, it should please any ISP lover in his quest of genuine Italian prog. "Il Popolo Dei Coriandoli" is somewhat cacophonic and quite hard to digest I'm afraid but more good things are awaiting the listener.

The pièce de résistance is the epic and title track "Cum Lux". Some twenty minutes of extravaganza, grotesque, pastiche and complex music. I wouldn't tell you that I'm thrilled by this piece of music; but it offers enough positive angles to be appreciated.

The final choir part might sound OK, but it is far too short to be fully appreciated. As a whole, "Cum Lux" is a fine prog song. With most of the ingredients you could imagine. Except being brilliant or innovative.

For sure, there is little consistency in this long piece: lots of theme changes, few items of unification. Still, it should be the cement for some deep ISP lovers. And I guess that there are many of those out there!

Although, very few reviews are available for both albums from this band. Quite a confidential one, actually.

Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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