Wow, I'm going to become a fan of instrumental albums!!! And the rest of them is different, very, very different.
This is symphony, true meaning of symphonic rock, I mean classical instruments just one, violin, but you can be sure it can be heard a lotor at least classical sounding music together with rock, or in the other words, original description of symphonic prog. Maybe it sounds strange, but I hear bass guitar all over the place, trying to reach first place of your most Tempestade - Quaterna Réquiem - Quaterna Réquiem (DVD) instrument here, but of course, 1st Tempestade - Quaterna Réquiem - Quaterna Réquiem (DVD) far, far away, with violin sitting here and spicing this tasty music food flavour.
There are calm parts, where not much is going on. I know, it's part of long compositions and can't be separated, but still, it's here. And other things, well, here and there, not so big ones. Maybe I'll give more after Tempestade - Quaterna Réquiem - Quaterna Réquiem (DVD) listens more will pass bye.
But I'm aware that as all classical influenced prog albums, even this can fool one to give 5 star masterpiece rating just because of it. Fortunatly the following tracks showed very good rocking moments, even if classical music is indeed their forte nothing against it! Only the 10 minute Madrugada showed the same rock-less vein of the opener.
All others are great and the 12 minute title track is simply brilliant! Terrific violin played by Kleber Vogel who would soon be leading his own prog outfit Kaizen, with a similar style of music.
The production is not the best, but does not spoil the final result either. In the end I have to agree with most reviewers here that this album is an excellent addition to any prog music collection. Pretty good music done by skillful musicians and strong compositions. For a first one, Velha Gravura is quite promising and outstanding, even if it has its minor flaws. Final rating: 4 stars. If Elisa Wiermann leads the group and grants herself free reign on keyboards, "Velha Gravura" succeeds as much in spite of as because of her contribution.
Listening and watching to this DVD Tempestade - Quaterna Réquiem - Quaterna Réquiem (DVD) becomes very clear that Quaterna Requiem plays very tight, fluent and powerful and all musicians are very crafted. Every of the 12 compositions is a juwel featuring wonderful, fluent twists and turns, great soli and tasteful arrangements, this is excellent carat symphonic rock!
The 'man' behind this amazing band is. Aquartha 3. Velha Gravura 4. Tempestade 5. Madrugada 6. Toccata Bonus tracks on CD, Tempestade - Quaterna Réquiem - Quaterna Réquiem (DVD). Opera i klasyczna muzyka wokalna. Instrumentalna muzyka klasyczna. Rock, Punk, Hard Rock. Blues, Blues-Rock.
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