By Enrico Spinelli

It is certainly no mystery that I consider the Dutch Arjen Lucassen one of the most brilliant musical minds on the contemporary scene - and not only - nor that I feel a real veneration for his thousands of projects. This work is no exception, already very colorful from the cover (with an exquisite vintage flavor), a new project where Arjen aims to pay tribute with his "Supersonic Revolution" to the hard rock of the 70s, the one that bands like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep and Rainbow (to name a few) have given to our ears and which still gladdens our nostalgia, that mix of rock, blues and progressive as rocky as it is dreamy.

"Golden age of music" consists of 15 tracks including 4 bonus tracks, with a strong vintage sound (divinely produced), with oceans of Hammond alongside elegant roaring guitars, with almost epic but never pandering verses and refrains, all extremely engaging. Needless to dwell on the individual compositions or on the various inspirations that often appear obvious, here we are with an hour full of good, fun and exciting music without the slightest moment of tiredness and without declines of any kind. An opportunity for fun in the name of the memory of the good old days but without melancholy, a colorful and lively opportunity for recreation that once again confirms the great versatility and enormous artistic depth of the brilliant Arjen Lucassen. 

So go on, put this album on full volume and let it go from start to finish... and start dreaming!

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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