Friday, July 13, 2012

PROFUSION: "Rewotower"

Rating: RRR
Label: ProgRock Rec. 2012
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

Jazzy prog passages and basically a spiral of genres, tones and rhythms, are melted together into Profusion. Taking elements of metal, fusion, 70's progressive rock, and pop, the band goes through every sound spectrum of music on their second album release. The Italians are clever right down to the album's title and many of their arrangements are refreshing and fun. They are actually very melodic at times and especially the ACT, IQ, Rush, fan will appreciate the formula.

Tracks like "Taste Of Colours Part Two" and "Tower Part Two" start to sound a little samey after a while (and yes, there's a part one of both tracks), but then every now and then you have absolute killer material screaming into view. It's definitely full marks for show/craftmanship and musical flexibility as these guys have been doing their homework as ambitious prog musicians. They may however still lack that little extra when it comes to actual songwriting.

Nontheless, each and every track reveals a new dimension, a different take at music as they mix rock, metal, fusion, pop and acoustic tango?? To be honest and frank (or whatever name you prefer), it's perhaps a bit too much of everything and the outcome is massively complex at times. This is not to deny the band's underlying abilities to record a smashing perfect album the next time around. For now, back to the drawing board and sort out some of all of their influences. Decent, good, but not quite the classic release.

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