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3.63 | 65 ratings

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4 stars Ok. I don't want to repeat all those stuff already written... A bit Genesis, a little bit Yes, Supertrampish, Camelo´de, ProgEurockSymphonic and so on. Machiavel sounds only Machiavel. Plug me Machiavel in my right ear and Genesis in my left ear (or reverse) I can always find where Machiavel is. You can do that also hearing Mecanical Moonbeam. It isn't the best ever album of all the time of course, but it's a good effort. Anyway, I give 2,5 stars. Because I don't like so much slow songs, and the weakest part of this album is that, once again, one can ear the poor english accent of the singer Marc Ysaye on "Mary" and that one of Guccio on other songs too.

Rope Dancer, is 'le slow qui tue' (killing slow), and to take a comparison (yes, it's my turn now), it tastes like any 10CC slow song. So, not so bad to any lover of that kind of song.

The best tracks are : "Beyond the silence" (very fantastic speeded piece), "Rope dancer" (if you want to murmur something to your girlfriend or more...), "After the Crop" (really, really good) and the "5th Season". Listen carefuly to the drums section. Ysaye is a very huge drummer. All those songs bear the signature of Machiavel, the sound of Machiavel.

BronDune | 4/5 |


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