Maschera Di Cera - The Gates of Tomorrow (mini-lp sleeve)

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To my mind, La Maschera Di Cera are the very best of the classic style Italian symphonic/progressive rock bands out there and every one of their releases has been nothing less than excellent. For this, their fifth studio album, they've really pulled out all of the stops, offering their new, original take on what on what is a classic theme of the style: they have taken Le Orme's "Felona e Serona" album and written a sequel! The music is all new and original, but the concept (and the artwork!) is classic. This is the English language version, just like they used to do way back when, and it has a slightly different mix in addition to the English vocals; just like way back when, I personally recommend the Italian language version, but ymmv!

"After a decade, four successful albums and concerts played all around the globe, La Maschera di Cera close the circle proposing an album that is the sum of all the Italian Prog homage matter. The band has in fact decided to write the continuation of the “Felona and Sorona” concept (Le Orme, 1973), a record that is unanimously considered a masterpiece, as well as a milestone in the world progressive rock scene.
What pushed the group to dive into an adventure that offers great satisfaction on one hand, but can also be rugged and full of unexpected surprises and criticism on the other, is simply the desire to get involved, to try to do what no one has never done before, to actualize a discourse that began forty years ago and still offers artistic ideas to think about. The original concept is in fact a universal story of diversity and inequality that stays – perhaps on purpose? - unresolved at the end of the LP, thus leaving space for an inspired continuation and conclusion, clearly filtered through MDC's point of view.
Musically, the band deepen their relationship with vintage sounds, but bring everything to a more actualized dimension, while lyrically the concept addresses the struggle between the two planets, one light and one dark; a fight that will only be resolved by two lovers from the two different worlds and by the otherworldly intervention of the deity that protects them."
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