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Il Rovescio Della Medaglia - ...Giudizio Avrai CD (album) cover


Il Rovescio Della Medaglia


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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4 stars I didn't quite expect RDM to head in this direction after the classic Contaminazione/Contamination. Apparently they recorded a live demo right before they broke up and for some reason this recording appeared in 1988 as Giudizio Avrai. Not surprisingly the sound quality isn't great but the music is so good I could forgive that. Nothing at all like the classically derived classic of Contaminazione. This is all instrumental space rock with spacy synths, in fact it's hard for me but not to think of a more jammed version of Sensations' Fix. Imagine had this been a proper release recorded in a professional studio and RCA released this shortly after recording, we'd have a space rock masterpiece on our hands. Still we got a great space rock album but without the professional mixing and treatment it deserves. At least I can still hear all the instruments. This was hardly the first time RDM changed their sound. They were exploring psychedelic tinged hard rock on their first two albums, with La Bibbia and Io Come Io before turning to orchestrated classical prog on their landmark Contaminazione. Giudizio Avrai is a wonderful space rock album, despite the audio shortcoming, I can highly recommend, especially if you like Sensations' Fix.
Progfan97402 | 4/5 |


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