Quite a few years ago Italian progbands ruled the progworld along with Dutch and Uk bands. Recently Swedish, Norwegian, Uk & US bands have claimed back that territory! Now it seems Italian prog bands are resurfacing, not least thanks to the fine Black Widow record company! You will find quite few of their releases elsewhere on the pages!!
This is one of those mentioned great bands, back with a vengeance you could almost say, as they (the Italian prog bands) stay true to the origin music wise, the very brilliant old school prog with loads of keyboards (Hammond- Mellotron) and high flying guitar soli all over the place. Adding of course the mostly lyrical singing in their native language. It seems Italian are a perfect language for progmusic, as is the English, as opposed to the Nordic, German & Dutch language..which doesnt fare very well with the musical world of prog!
This particular band, has all the "ground-rules" nailed, great compositions, time signatures a plenty, excellent muscianship, keyboards to the fore, dramatic sequences, singing in Italian, a sound that brings you back to the good old days of prog!
Just listen to the magic: "Giuila" !!
Actually, the more I listen to this album (and it has been quite a lot these days!) the more I like it, those of you who know be by now, will realise that I am not that easy to impress!
But this band, this album comes highly recommended from this old geezer!!
Yes you guessed it, this album goes straight into my private collection, that is...when I am finished listening to it and that is NOT an immediate choice!!
You must hear this album/band, if you are a true prog freak!! There are NO way around it, this is a MUST OWN!!