Formed in 1998 by Lorenzo GIOVAGNOLI (vocals and keyboards), ODESSA was completed with three of prog's finest musicians
on guitar, bass, and drums.
The band presents original compositions as well as covers.
The music is deeply rooted in the history of
Italian progressive rock.
Of particular interest is Lorenzo's voice singing in Italian with
a strong voice, very similar to the great Demetrio STRATOS,
the late singer for AREA.
Odessa always endeavour to be faithful to prog of the seventies
and 'Lotta per il Dominio' in particular carries echoes of
Uriah Heep but these guys are probably at their best on the aforementioned Trip cover.
From Greek mythology, Charon (Caronte) was the ferryman who
carried the dead across the Styx and who today is still regarded
as a synonym for death.
Guitar and keys go wild on this track, like an invisible battle that
might have been fought between Aeneas and Cerberus had the Cumaean Sibyl neglected to drug the monstrous watchdog's sops. Awesome!
Fans of Hammond-based heavy prog,
might want to give this a listen.
released October 29, 1999
Boris Bartoletti: electric & acoustic guitars
Federico Filonzi: drums
Lorenzo Giovagnoli: vocals, keyboards
Valerio de Angelis: bass