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3.37 | 38 ratings

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3 stars Thirty years after their masterpiece "Inferno" METAMORFOSI is releasing its follow-up which is meant as a second part of a trilogy based on Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. Suitable to its title the music here is much more mellow and lighter than on the precedor. As well some changing of the line-up happened , Jimmy Spitaleri and Enrico Olivieri return with a new rhythm section comprised of Fabio Moresco on drums and Leonardo Gallucci on bass and acoustic guitars.

Though Spilateri is a fantastic singer, I have to say that at times his vocals ressemble here too much to a passionate Italo-Pop singer. Especially songs as "Salita a Venere", "Cielo di Venere" and "Il Sole" have more a sob stuff character and had put me rather off in the beginning from listening through the whole CD until the more rewarding stuff is presented as "Empireo" or "Cielo di Marte" for example. "Cielo di Mercurio" is a quite good track as well.

As a summary I'd like to say that "Paradiso" is for a re-union album after all these years not a really bad one but of course cannot be compared to "Inferno" in any way. Although from the point of musicianship there is still quite a high quality present, but maybe due to the topic some compositions just sound too much bombastic or mellow,especially in the vocal parts. Fairly good, but not essential!

hdfisch | 3/5 |


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