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    2020 Hindsight... My Italian Top Ten

    1) Logos- "Sadako e Le Mille Gru Di Carta"
    2) Witchwood- "Before the Winter"
    3) Nodo Gordiano- "Sonnar"
    4) La Maschera Di Cera - "S.E.I."
    5) Melting Clock- "Destinazioni"
    6) Ellesmere- "Wyrd"
    7) (O.A.K.)- " Nine Witches Under a Walnut Tree"
    8) Blind Golem- "A Dream of Fantasy"
    9) Ubi Maior- "Bestie, Uomini e dei"
    10) Submarine Silence- "Did Swans Ever See God"

    Edit- I totally forgot for two superb Italian albums.
    Quel Che Disse Il Tuono- "IL Velo dei Rifessi" ( Unreal Guitarist- Francesca Zanetta)

    Hora Prima- "L'uomo Delle Genti" (released last month...physical form out soon...Youtube link below)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDh4...bXUBJE&index=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    2020 Hindsight... My Italian Top Ten

    1) Logos- "Sadako e Le Mille Gru Di Carta"
    2) Witchwood- "Before the Winter"
    3) Nodo Gordiano- "Sonnar"
    4) La Maschera Di Cera - "S.E.I."
    5) Melting Clock- "Destinazioni"
    6) Ellesmere- "Wyrd"
    7) (O.A.K.)- " Nine Witches Under a Walnut Tree"
    8) Blind Golem- "A Dream of Fantasy"
    9) Ubi Maior- "Bestie, Uomini e dei"
    10) Submarine Silence- "Did Swans Ever See God"

    Better late than never, I discovered Melting Clock in 2020, though they released Destinazioni at end of 2019.
    This is an excellent list and one which I will use as I go forward in 2021. What a year for Italian Prog!

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    Please feel free to post your 2020 lists. As there are some late arrivals and some still underway I will wait a few weeks to post mine.

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    Epic Overkill from the late 90s


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    Epic Overkill from the late 90s

    Holy freaking crap! Had no idea this footage existed! Possibly my favorite band of the 90s! Incredible to see this, they were killer! Thanks for posting!

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    Holy freaking crap! Had no idea this footage existed! Possibly my favorite band of the 90s! Incredible to see this, they were killer! Thanks for posting!

    Bill
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    My Favorite 22 Italian Prog Albums from a very good year...2016!


    1) La Bocca Della Verita- "Avenoth" (Earth running out of resources, so we invade planet Avenoth. LBDV rockets from the 70s to the 21st Century. Vintage modern.

    2) Afasia- " Nelle Vesti Del Mio Ego" (Italian Dream Theater- Concept album in four dimensions. Greek mythology, Prison madhouse, tragic love, and physics intertwined in a resplendent metal metaphor)

    3. Ingranaggi Della Valle- "Warm Spaced Blue" (Dark, exotic Cthulhu concept. Drummer reminds me of Bruford)

    4) Pomenade- " Noi al dir di Noi" (Red wine rich vocals, refined instrumentation)

    5) Witchwood- Handful of Stars (Hammond drenched Deep Purpleish, Heep and witchy flute)

    6) Metamofosi- Purgatorio (Gothic crooning concept. More heavenly than purgatorial)

    7) Il Paradiso Degli Orchi-" il Corponauta ( Exotic mellotron, unpredictable, meditative flute)

    8) The Winstons- "The Winstons" (Vocally stunning Canterbury)

    9) Universal Totem Orchestra- " Mathematical Mother" (I looked into the refrigerator and heard a god say, "Zeuhl")

    10)Consorzio Acqua Potabile- "Cap & Alvaro Fella: Coraggio e Mistero" (Addictive raucous celebration of life with Jumbo's vocalist)

    11) Stafano Testa- " Andrea il Traditore" (Deep and personal. Accordion, flute, cello, classical and electrical guitars.)

    12) Ad Maiora- "Repetita Luvant" (varied, catchy, daring and dynamic)

    13) Syndone- "Ero & Thanatos" (Large color pallet, gorgeous vocals, soft and heavy)

    14) Nathan- "Nebulosa" (Bits of Yes, Floyd, and Crimson drizzled in Le Orme sauce)

    15) Mad Fellaz- "Mad Fellaz ll" (Unpredictable, myriads of instrumental passages with occasional woodwind vocals, top tier eclectic prog)

    16) Hostsonaten- " Symphony No.1 - Cupid & Psyche" (oboes, French horns, bassoons. Grandiose, extravagant symphonic)

    17) il Rumore Bianco- "Anthropocene" (dark, theatrical challenging. Rewarded with multiple listens)

    18) Deus Ex Machina- "Devoto" (Jazz fusion influenced by Zeppelin)

    19) il Castello Di Atlante- "Arx Atlantis" (Complex at times bombastic. Superb drumming)

    20) Submarine Silence- " Journey Through Mine" ( Influenced by "Wind and Wuthering" era Genesis)

    21) Sfaratthons- La Bestia Umana (Slightly melancholic, Italian backstreets, lonely flutes and emotive vocals)

    22) Vuoti A Rendere- "Ruggine" (Personal, direct, stripped down, jazzy electric organ and piano, sax, guitars)
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    ^^

    Great list, agree on almost all of them. I don't know Afasia, will check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    My Favorite 22 Italian Prog Albums from a very good year...2016!

    4) Pomenade- " Noi al dir di Noi" (Red wine rich vocals, refined instrumentation)
    This must have slipped through the cracks for me but as I listen it is simply phenomenal. Love it.
    No matter what anyone says, you are the decider of how you will listen to music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    4) Pomenade- " Noi al dir di Noi" (Red wine rich vocals, refined instrumentation)
    Quote Originally Posted by Splicer View Post
    This must have slipped through the cracks for me but as I listen it is simply phenomenal. Love it.
    Yeah, this is a really good one for sure.


    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    3. Ingranaggi Della Valle- "Warm Spaced Blue" (Dark, exotic Cthulhu concept. Drummer reminds me of Bruford)
    I liked this one a lot too!

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