Luca Turilli is back with another one of his solo efforts and it is sure to stun. Those who are familiar with his previous solo work as well as his work with Rhapsody are going to be aware of what Turilli is capable of in terms larger than life symphonic sounding metal. The album subject material revolves around Mother Nature and provides some thought provoking lyrical content which really adds to the depth of what Turilli does as we already know that his work is much larger than your average metal band. This release, while similar to his previous two efforts has a bit more experimentation such as a bit of electronic element added in and also some large sounding orchestration. There also is some operatic female vocal work that adds to the prestige of what is offered. There is definitely a level of sophistication to this album that some may not understand. It is a very large musical landscape for sure! As far as favorites, I look at this particular album a bit different then I normally would with others. The material on this album tends to flow from track to track giving you something bigger than what is typical. With standard fare, you'll get 10 tracks or so, some good and maybe some bad. This album will probably succeed as a whole or fail as a whole. I don't believe it will be the latter however as Turilli has a specific audience that is pretty dedicated and will without a doubt appreciate the magnitude of this release.
It's definitely a large sounding production. For those familiar with Turilli's work, there won't be alot of surprises, just a few new elements used in minor fashion. The music is fairly sophisticated in my opinion which will not come as a surprise to alot of fans. If you are a fan of Rhapsody or Turrili's solo work, you'll not want to miss this release. If you are a fan of large production metal, but may not have heard Turilli before, you may want to give this album a spin!
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Reviewed by Dave Palmer
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This is a pretty decent sounding rock record that features Nicky Moore from Samson and Manny Charlton form Nazareth. It definitely has a sound that I would pin down somewhere in the 70's. Nothing really flashy, just sticks to the fundamentals of what makes rock great. Recommended to fans of classic rock sounds!