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Area - 1978 - Gli Dei Se Ne Vanno, Gli Arrabbiati Restano! CD (album) cover




Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.88 | 157 ratings

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Demetrio Stratos had the vocals of a demented bull. Patrizio Fariselli plays piano like that mental part in 'Aladdin Sane' and Ares Tavolazzi's bass clings tightly to all that's being thrown at his face.

This is a fair bit easier on the ear than previous Area albums and that's saying something... However, their best days were past in my opinion. 'Maledetti' was the high point where everything they played and all members were as sharp as a diamond. There's nothing wrong with '1978 Gli Dei Se Ne Vanno, Gli Arrabbiati Restano' but, crumbs - why such a long title?

Bits of 'Weather Report' creep in when Stratos isn't singing, when he does sing he elevates this album into something truly unique.

I've got a version where a BLEEP cancels out the vocal on 'Acrostico in Memoria di Laio' at 4 mins 30 secs into the track. Every time I hear it I get more and more agitated. What was the word that censors felt they had to delete?? Arrghh! It really makes me not want to listen to this again. And I can't even speak Italian!

Dobermensch | 3/5 |


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