Segno Del Comando, Il - Il Segno Del Comando


Year of Release: 1997
Label: Black Widow
Catalog Number: BWR017
Format: CD
Total Time: 47:20:00

The ecclesiastical theme is omni-present on this fab release. Black masses, satanic rituals, life after death and the underworld are the main ingredients for this six-piece band. It's especially the duels between the guitars and keyboards that results in a fantastic debut rightfully situated in the slipstream of "gone by glories" such as Jacula, Antonius Rex, Monument and the label's BIG example: Black Widow. What you see depicted on the sleeve (a procession of the Ku-Klux Klan) you can also hear in the music. As soon as the sublime church organ opens the title song, you are glued to your chair! It's sometimes the Black Sabbath inspired "riffs" that place the rock influences next to the classical ones. Sadly I hear a lot of the classic ?In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida? in their original ?Messaggero di Pietra? composition, whilst the ?Bilitis? melody keeps me enchanted time after time. If you have too much incense and many candles you'll soon be pleased to hear ?La Teverna Dell'Angelo? which opens with a lot of touching Mellotron before it steers the song towards an unpredictable ending. Il Segno Del Comando without any doubt is the darkest revelation in a long, long time!


Tracklisting:
Tenebrose Presenze (1:15) / Il Segno Del Comando (10:05) / Salmo XVII Di Baldassarre Vitali O Della Doppia Morte (1:47) / Messagero Di Pietra (9:04) / Ritratto Di Donna Velata (3:55) / Missa Nigra (7:30) / La Taverna Dell'angelo (10:07) / Ghost Lovers In Villa Piuma (4:17)

Musicians:
Diego Banchero - bass
Gabriele Grixoni - guitar
Mercy - vocals
Matteo Ricci - guitar
Agostino Tavella - keyboards

Discography:
Il Segno Del Comando (1997)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin IT

Added: February 4th 2001
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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Language: english

  

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