Wednesday 17 January 2018

Panther & C - Il Giusto Equilibrio (2017)

The second album from this Italian band.

The band is a quintet with a lineup of flute, bass, drums, guitars, keyboards and Italian vocals.

I very much liked their 2015 debut album L'Epoca di un Altro. A good Rock Progressive Italiano (RPI) album with references to the likes of BMS and Locande Delle Fate. You can read my review here.

Panther & Co continues from their debut album on their new album. We get more or less the same here.

That is again classic, pastoral RPI with references to BMS, Locande Delle Fate and the more pastoral bands in the scene. We can also add in PFM in as references.

This means RPI with a lot of good guitars, vocals and some classic keyboards sounds. Organ sounds at times. Yes, the band is looking back to the golden era of RPI and has, and rightly so, copied over the best sound from that era.

The band is also looking forward too and their sound is also very much rooted in this day and age. This album is also very much a contemporary album with all the whistles and bells.

What has changed from their debut album is that the band has written better songs. Everything on this fifty minutes long album has been improved by a notch. There is no great songs here and that is my only gripe. But this is still a joy to behold for everyone into RPI and progressive rock in general.

3.5 points

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