ANTONIUS REX : PRAETERNATURAL (ITALY'80)
Occult Hard-Prog Gem
Plus 1 Bonus Track
This is maybe the best opus from the band, the more complete and complex one,even if sometimes people laugh at the intensity with which it speaks about darkness and horror.The album is mostly instrumental,with organ,keyboards and piano by Dorris Norton,a master in the field,and the excellent soloing work by Antonio Bartoccetti,who gives us some examples of the finest guitar phrases heard.The music is very dark and is the right heir to Goblin,who are the band whose sound nearest band to Antonious Rex.Sometimes there are references to the some most famous horror film soundtracks, ike the film score to Halloween.
This has to be considered the most mature release by the band,thanks to some astonishing piano layout and riffs and the distorted guitar work of Bartoccetti that at that times was very innovative.
Maybe the subject is too obscure during the whole length of the album,but it is very fascinating.
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