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Moonlight Comedy: Dorothy

Dorothy is the second full-length release from Italy's Moonlight Comedy. Their debut The Life Inside on Lion Music in 2004 sparked a lot of interest from the progressive metal faithful, and this latest goes in a similar direction, providing plenty of sizzling instrumental passages and memorable melodies.

Guitarist Simone Fiorletta and lead singer Emilianio Germani really shine on "Solar Eclipse", a crunchy & progressive mix of styles that recall Dream Theater and Pain of Salvation. Things get even heavier on "Fallin' Under", a bombastic piece filled with catchy hooks, tasty keyboards from Gianluigi Parina, and huge, complex riffs from Fiorletta. The symphonic yet highly intricate "Sea and Time of Mars" once again sees the band hitting that Dream Theater vibe (and very well I might add), with Germani's vocals soaring through the heavens amidst staccato riffs and nimble drum work from Andrea Scala, and the epic "Metamorfosi" begins with bassist Armando Pizzuti's wild lines, leading into no shortage of dizzying guitar & keyboard interplay. This is one great prog-metal opus, packed to the gills with plenty of what most love about the genre-melodies and chops galore. Grinding metal can be heard on the memorable "Imperfect Mind" (also featuring some awesome high pitched wails from Germani), and the closing near 12-minute "Side Effects" is a complex gem with all the player on top of their game, especially Parina and Fiorletta, who dazzle with blazing keyboard and guitar interplay.

There's no reason that, with the right amount of exposure and promotion, that Moonlight Comedy shouldn't rise to the forefront of the current prog-metal scene. These guys have the ability to write memorable, melodic tunes, and their instrumental skills are top notch. Check out this solid concept album, and see what all the fuss is about.


Track Listing
1. Int(r)o Desire and Whisper
2. Solar Eclipse
3. Fallin' Under
4. Sea and Time of Mars
5. Metamorfosi
6. Lunar Eclipse
7. Into Whisper and Desire
8. Imperfect Mind
9. Dust of the Past
10. ...and Why Not?
11. Side Effects

Added: April 24th 2007
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Score:
Related Link: Moonlight Comedy Website
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Language: english

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Moonlight Comedy: Dorothy
Posted by Eddie Satch Malmsteen on 2007-04-24 18:25:12
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Couldn't agree more, great album and a big improvement over their debut, Simone Fiorletta has to be one of the hottest players on the Prog Metal scene at present!

PROG METAL FANS PICK THIS ONE UP ASAP.




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