Monday 29 September 2014

Logos - L'Enigma Della Vita (2014)

The third album from this Italian band.

Logos released their two first albums Logos (1999) and Asrava (2001) to a bit of a muted response. They were also free downloads for a while too from their homepage and many had their first taste of Italian symphonic prog after downloading those two albums. I quite liked them.

And that was it, I thought. I was very surprised when they returned again this year with a new album. I think that goes for everyone. We were all surprised.

I was also very surprised when I heard this album for the first time too. Good old Italian symphonic prog with a new contemporary feel. Great vocals surrounded by guitars, bass, keyboards, Hammond organs and drums.

The music is very Italian and very playful. The band must have hugely enjoyed making this album and I can only love them for that. There are elements of jazz, prog metal and folk rock here. Most of all; this is proper Italian symphonic prog. This is proper progressive rock and a credit to Italy. No wonder this review is just another review, praising this album. One of the best albums of 2014.

My only gripe is the lack of a brilliant song. Besides of that, this is an album full of excellent ideas, melodies and ideas. Hence my verdict.

4.5 points

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