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A Piedi Nudi

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A Piedi Nudi

Release Year: 1993

Date Label Catalog # Comments
1994 CD Obettivo Musica 199
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 8/16/2002 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 9/16/2011 7:46:00 AM by: Rob
  1. Introduzione - Colore Viola
  2. Un Giorno Dal Cielo
  3. Risbeglio
  4. Ritratto
  5. Il Sabba
  6. Il Castello
  7. Aberla Tra Le Braccia
  8. Il Duell
  9. La Cattura
  10. Soliloquio
  11. E' Morto Il Re
  12. Epilogo
Cristian Chinaglia
Nicola Gardinale
Simone Bighetti
Carlo Bighetti

Reviewed by MJBrady on 24 Aug 2002

This is the Italian bands cd debut, as is the case with many of the more obscure bands in progressive music, I discover them in the reverse order of their discography. This band is one of the more hybridized progrock bands from Italy.

What they are doing is rekindling the flames of the passionate Italian progressive bands from the 70's, and injecting the intensity of progmetal, only in the guitar tones really. They are also singing in Italian, so if trying to hang in to good music at the expense of not understanding the language is a problem for you, better not try this one, but if you are able to take the melodic influence of the vocals, and ignore trying to understand them, or perhaps you know Italian, this is a very good progrock cd. There are tons of cool vintage sounding keyboards, moogs, mellotrons, organs, and such, and well played by Cristian Chinaglia, who seems to be an astute student of the classic Italian greats.

The music has a similar feel to it song after song, slight technical instrumentations, grand vocal arrangements, heavy, yet not overbearing guitars, and the sound of vintage keyboards, and the style of the prototypical Italian bands of the seventies to enhance the listening experience.

This is not the stuff of legends, but it merits a good review non the less, and hopefully people in the prog community will become aware of this band, as they are playing some very enjoyable progrock, that is clearly mean't to pay tribute to the glory days of Italian Prog.