Origin: Italy
Genres: Progressive Metal
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Garden Wall  


Though not a household name, these Italians have been around for more than a decade, debuting in 1993 and with six albums released thus far. The album reviewed here is 2002's Forget The Colours (by several accounts, the previous albums are apparently different than this), a quirky, jazzy, dark prog/tech fest that is anything but an easy listen. There is a lot going on here, the kind of stuff that takes repeated exposure to fully absorb, with intricate riffing, complex time structures, off-the-wall influences, strange vocals, and a general sense of "what's coming next?". This is the kind of album that sharply divides listeners, with some fascinated by its diversity and unpredictability and others turned off by its lack of structure and focus.

Current Members

Alessandro Serevalle

vocals/guitars

Marco Ferrero

bass

Mauro Olivo

keyboards

Camillo Colleluori

drums

Former Members/Guests

Alex Stornello

guitars

Rafaello Indri

guitars (Elvenking)

Fabrizio Zidarich

bass

Pino Mechi

bass


Discography



Principium 
1993
  1. The garden
  2. Silent waves in a raging ocean
  3. The giant and the wise man
  4. Wehwalt
  5. Ekpyrosis
  6. In the dark
  7. Onde radio




Path Of Dreams 
1994
  1. Prelude: the gates of Hypnos
  2. Communion
  3. The bride of the wind
  4. Sex
  5. Interlude: between Eros and Thanatos
  6. Band lauft
  7. Kaos
  8. Oniros
  9. The cage
  10. Maj di muart
  11. Mortal maj
  • Alessandro Serevalle
  • Marco Ferrero
  • Mauro Olivo
  • Camillo Colleluori




The Seduction Of Madness 
1995
  1. Horizon of events
  2. Taenia
  3. W8less/Noia
  4. Strange appetites (pornopazzia)
  5. Le château fou
  6. All the best years (my top ten)
  7. The doll
  8. Blurp
  9. Sedation (of madness)
  • Alessandro Serevalle
  • Fabrizio Zidarich
  • Mauro Olivo
  • Camillo Colleluori




Chimica 
1997
  1. Chemotaxis: I RH-(chemicalism)
  2. Chemotaxis: II Dirt
  3. Chemotaxis: III Death at the mirror
  4. Chemotaxis: IV Alter-ego
  5. Chemotaxis: V Erasure
  6. Chemotaxis: VI Trauma
  7. Dave in the swimming-pool
  8. La belle dame
  9. Immer unterwegs
  10. Psychic infrared
  11. Immune (he knows my strength ...)
  12. No more
  • Alessandro Serevalle
  • Alex Stornello
  • Marco Ferrero
  • Camillo Colleluori

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



Forget The Colours 
2002
  1. Lead
  2. Hatred
  3. Anniversary
  4. Bisturi (including Coda: withered rose)
  5. Deinococcus radiodurans
  6. Obsession
  7. Christmas eve
  8. Negation of becoming
  9. Dreams slayer
  • Alessandro Serevalle
  • Rafaello Indri
  • Pino Mechi
  • Camillo Colleluori




Towards The Silence 
2004
  1. Please Wait
  2. Caesura
  3. Luna
  4. Oxymoron
  5. Bottom Radiodurans
  6. 4
  7. Inadeguato
  8. Tome of Becoming
  9. Cursed Nature
  10. Der Stille Entgegen
  • Alessandro Serevalle
  • Rafaello Indri
  • Pino Mechi
  • Camillo Colleluori




Aliena(c)tion 
2008
  1. Patogenesi
  2. Ohne Zuckerzusalt
  3. Song for an Angel
  4. Expyrosis
  5. W8less
  6. Oniros
  7. The Doll
  • Alessandro Serevalle
  • Marco Ferrero
  • Mauro Olivo
  • Camillo Colleluori


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