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Even Flow: Mediterraneo EP
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Even Flow: Mediterraneo EP

Melodic Progressive Metal
4.5/5.0

While this is my first interaction with Italy's Even Flow, the metal band has been around since the late 1990's. Back then it was formed by two brothers, Pietro Paolo Lunesu (guitars) and Giorgio Lunesu (drums), who remain the creative core of the band. Over the course of 20 plus years, the band has released a demo, two EPs, and two full-length studio albums. They've shared the stage with peers such as Orphaned Lands, Katatonia, and Firewind. Along this journey, the brothers have had personnel changes. Yet most recently, their vocalist has been Italian journeyman Marco Pastorino whose credits include Temperance, Fallen Sanctuary, Timesword, and Secret Sphere.

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After three years, Even Flow arrives with their third EP Mediterraneo, featuring five songs. The band brands themselves as a progressive metal band, and that is fundamentally true. The songs are lightly complex with appropriate twists and turns in the arrangements. But you won't get bogged down in any navel-gazing musical self-flagellation. The songs are rich in melody and harmony with an abundance of significant keyboard and guitar solos.

Perhaps what stood out for this listener was the vocal and keyboard contributions. Mr Pastorino is a solid melodic vocalist with both range and strength. He can also be assertive, in the best sense, by really belting out the lyrics. He's also responsible for the significant vocal and choral harmony. The fine keyboard work is provided by Italian session musician Alessandro Bertoni (currently with the Graham Bonnet Band). While providing rich, often symphonic texture, to the material, but his piano lines are quite present and delightful within Ocean Lines and even more so with the softer Leaves.



As for the rest of the album, all the songs are terrific. The shorter Revelation Day turns less on prog and more upon a fast rock groove. The title and closing cut, Mediterraneo, is the quintessential prog metal song here, being symphonic, elaborate, yet engaging. All in all, Even Flow's Mediterraneo once more distinguishes the band as a strong progressive metal contender thanks to creative song craftsmanship and proficient musicianship, notably in the vocal and keyboard arrangements. Recommended.


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The Take Away

Even Flow's Mediterraneo once more distinguishes the band as a strong progressive metal contender thanks to creative song craftsmanship and proficient musicianship, notably in the vocal and keyboard arrangements. Recommended.

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