Saturday, 30 May 2020
Bottega Del Tempo A Vapore. La - Viaggi InVersi (2018)
The second album from this Italian band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of keyboards, guitars, bass, drums and Italian vocals.
A guest musician provided libretto.
Their debut album Il Guerriero Errante from 2016 was a fairly good album. That album included saxophones in a mix of progressiv metal and neo-prog.
The saxophones has been ditched this time around.
What is left of their sound a shift slightly towards neo-prog without totally ditching progressive metal.
They sound like a Dream Theater copycat at times. When they are not covering that ground, they are more in the RPI and neo-prog landscape.
The music is indeed muscular. It is also melodic and the band has found something good here.
Their blend of RPI and neo-prog is the best thing about this album. It is indeed a nice sound.
The album is good throughout this one hour long album. It is an album who offers a lot of promises for their next albums. I hope they will continues down the same road and write some great pieces of music too.