Guernica - Senza Sudare

Year of Release: 2003
Label: self-released/MKM Promotion Agency
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 00:00:00

After the short yet stunning debut album titled Senza Censure, Guernica wasted no time and conceived Senza Sudare, another brief opus that comprises five acoustic gems. In fact the most astonishing development of this record is the new sound direction that the band chooses to follow while renouncing to their electric instruments. We can say that the bar is set high (especially for a second platter), but Guernica brilliantly fulfill all expectations with cleverness and melodic savvy. To do so the role of Enzo Di Somma, one of their most skilled players, is enhanced to the maximum alongside the entire strings arrangements. The best example is given by "Cantico," where double bass, viola and violin form a unique bond that harshly surrounds the dark lyrics almost whispered by Tony D'Alessio. But we can find beauty right from the start, thanks to the mellow and passionate "Un Dubbio Irrilevante," which reminds me of some acoustic highlights delivered by world-renowned Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso. The same could be said about "Insostituibile," another strong track that delivers a phenomenal melody right there between popular music and progressive rock roots. On the other hand "Post-X" results in an eclectic passage, where you can spot the mandolin and some theatrical choruses, too. After the above-mentioned "Cantico," it's time for "Io" to surprise the listener with another huge band effort, so good that in the end we are left asking for more.

Un Dubbio Irrilevante / Insostituibile / Post-X / Cantico / Io

Tony D'Alessio - vocals
Goffredo De Prisco - acoustic guitar, piano
Massimo Testa - classic and acoustic guitar
Diego Iannaccone - bass
Enzo Scorzeto - drums and percussion
Enzo Di Somma - violoncello
Antonio Iandolo - mandolin and acoustic guitar

Senza Censure (2002) Senza Sudare (2003) Guernica (2005)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin IT

Added: August 14th 2006
Reviewer: Igor Italiani

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