Exposé Online banner

Metamorfosi — ...E Fu il Sesto Giorno
(Vinyl Magic VM 003, 1972/1989, CD)

Metamorfosi — Inferno
(Vinyl Magic VMCD002, 1973/2007, CD)

by Mike McLatchey, Published 1995-07-01

...E Fu il Sesto Giorno Cover artInferno Cover art

Metamorfosi were more or less a keyboard oriented trio with the addition of a lead vocalist. Their debut album was a very 60s psych/beat album with progressive touches – an overblown concept album of organ based rock in the vein of Procol Harum, Moody Blues, The Nice, The Trip, and Collage era Le Orme. A nice but unremarkable album featuring the deep and expressive vocals of Jimmy Spitaleri. The progressive influence of bands like PFM and Banco must have been strong, as Metamorfosi's next effort was far away from the debut and much more inventive. Based on the concept of Dante's Inferno, their second album was infinitely more unique and mature. Inferno has some of the most experimental use of the Minimoog synthesizer on album, with practically every synth line a different and rich sound, making it a must for the fan of the early analog synths. Although there are 16 titles, they run together as a suite and are only broken by what must have been the break in album sides. The result is an album of classic dynamic progressive with about everything you'd expect from the best of the era - experimental time signatures, rich atmospheres and textures, and poetic vocals. Inferno comes highly recommended.


Filed under: Reissues, Issue 7, 1989 releases, 1972 recordings, 2007 releases, 1973 recordings

Related artist(s): Metamorfosi

Latest news

2020-01-21
Gong Announces UK Tour for 2020 – Having spent the last few years touring the world, including dates in Japan with psych legend Steve Hillage, multiple headline European tours and festivals, America’s Cruise to the Edge festival, a South America headline tour, and a headline performance at Tomorrow Festival in China, the band have won the hearts of both traditional and modern Gong fanbases. During this live journey, Gong has delved further into the truly psychedelic, exploratory, and mind-expanding side of the music. » Read more

2020-01-15
Carlos Alvarado RIP – Carlos Alvarado, pioneering composer, multi-instrumentalist and pioneer of progressive rock and electronic experimental music in Mexico, passed away January 14th, 2020 at age 68 after a two year battle with cancer.  » Read more

2020-01-12
Wolfgang Dauner RIP – Pianist Wolfgang Dauner, one of the pioneers of both European free jazz and jazz rock, has died at the age of 84. With his own groups and with the United Jazz+Rock Ensemble, his playing and compositions were a prominent presence in European jazz from the mid-60s until just recently. » Read more

2020-01-12
Michael Allison RIP – Michael Allison, who since 1997 has been recording as Darshan Ambient, passed away on January 9th after a long and brave battle with cancer. He has been at at the forefront of the new ambient/electronic music scene, with over eighteen releases to his credit. » Read more

2020-01-10
Neil Peart RIP – One of rock music's defining drummers has died at the age of 67. Neil Peart's work with Rush provided one of the templates for percussion in rock, and he certainly ranks in the top ten most influential drummers of the 20th Century. Peart retired from playing in 2015 due to health issues, and succumbed to brain cancer on January 7, 2020. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Il Tempio delle Clessidre - Il Tempio delle Clessidre – If you yearn for 70s Italian prog, rejoice as this genre is alive and well with the next generation of bands. The best is Il Tempio delle Clessidre (Temple of the Hourglass) whose name is a reference...  (2011) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues