Review Elements

  • HEAVINESS: 5/10
  • MELODIC: 5/10




In the mood for some Italian Prog, well then look no further than this debut from Overture. This album has all the hooks, time signatures and sounds that you would expect from a classic Italian Prog Band.

Most songs are in the nine minute range and flow very nicely into each other. Unlike a lot of albums I listen to today. The middle of this album seems to be my favorite portion.

Get the word out about his band they literally have no chance in showing up in any search results. Whoever told them it was ok to name their band Overture and the album Overture did them a real disservice. The funny thing is their opening track is called intro not overture. Its tough to even find their music on my player as I actually have 61 songs named overture.

Luckily they sent their album to me and I did not have to try and find it. Hopefully they will send their future albums to me.

So if you like prog sung in Italian, and you like the bands PFM or Unreal City rest assured you will like this album.

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0: Never heard of them or debut album.
2: Someone recommended. I give them another shot.
4: Some good moments in the past but never put together an album I really liked.
6: Some 4 or 5 star songs but albums can be hit or miss for me.
8: I like 80% of their songs and probably went to see them live.
10: I would, and probably have gone on a plane to see them live.

2: Weather Report
4: Zappa
6: Genesis – Selling England by the Pound,
8: Marillion – F.E.A.R
10: Kino – Picture


2: IQ – Seventh House
4: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
6: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
8: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
10: Opeth – Black Water Park

2: Opeth – Black Water Park
4: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
6: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
8: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
10: IQ – Seventh House

2: Will Never listen to again and deleted under no circumstances should you buy this
4: Not my thing maybe one redeeming song.
6: I like parts of this and I would check them out if they were near me.
8: I would get in the car and road trip to see this album live
10: I would get on a plane to see this performed live

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