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I admit that this release is ONLY for a fine (prog) palate, only for true connoisseur ‘cause we’re in front of a legendary Italian prog rock band that whose albums are now considered some rare and true musical gems. And we’re talking about”Saint Just” that it has “already released two albums back in the ’70s creating an unique mix, loved by Italian and foreign prog fans”. The reason of this comeback is to point at its leader - Jenny Sorrenti - that she “felt the need to go back to her roots and creating new music with her first musical project”. In “Prog Explosion” you’ll listen simply traditional Italian prog rock music and Luisa is not afraid to state that ““Prog Explosion” is one of the best examples of reunion; the real deal for all classic progrock lovers!”.
Review by Tony Cannella
The UK’s Cryptic Age features a melding of several different metal genres, Folk, Symphonic, Progressive, Power and even a bit of Thrash are all represented on their new 5-song EP “Homeland”. The epic 8-minute opener “Homeland” gets us started. The soprano vocals of Jenny Green are quite powerful and effective. This song has a decidedly Symphonic Metal influence and even displays a little thrash metal near the end. The next track “On the Bare Cold Ground” starts off with a slower tempo before a slow, grinding metal riff comes in and the song transforms into a galloping metal track. Other highlights include: “Bring Down the Sky”, the instrumental “No Folkin’ Way” and the EP’s closing track “Paragons of War”. Kudos is definitely well deserved for Cryptic Age who manages to incorporate different influences while still being able to maintain a sense of coherency on “Homeland”.
Rating - 75/100