Sunday, 24 November 2019

Cellar Noise - Nautilus (2019)

The second album from this Italian band.

The band is a quintet with a lineup of drums, Mellotron, synths, keyboards, bass, percussion, grand piano, organ, electric piano, guitars and vocals.
A female vocalist added her vocals on one of the tracks.

Cellar Noise is one of the better neo-prog bands from Italy right now..... although they have moved on from the neo-prog they did on their debut album. An album reviewed somewhere else in this blog.

The band has indeed moved on a bit although there is still plenty of neo-prog here. They have though moved into a much more lush symphonic prog landscape.

That does not necessary mean RPI although RPI fans will be very friendly with this album too. There is though some RPI here... make that not an inconsiderable amount of RPI.
There is also some prog metal here although there is not much of that.

The music is very melodic and nice on the ear...... and brain. There is plenty of details to keep the brain occupied.

Fransesco Lovari's vocals is very good and gives the band an edge over most other bands.

The music is good to very good throughout. This one hour long album is only missing a killer track to make it a great album. Besides of that, this is a very good album.

3.5 points

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