Guernica - Senza Censure

Year of Release: 2002
Label: self-released
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 00:00:00

Introduced by a wonderful and psychedelic cover art (made by PiCCiCo), Senza Censure is the first album composed by Italian cult band Guernica. The self-produced effort contains six tracks and fully exploits the diverse and multiple influences of the combo. The aforementioned influences range from grunge to crossover, albeit these different styles are cleverly melted together into a sort of alternative progressive rock cauldron. It's like some of the best works of Italian stalwarts Timoria, another fabulous group which unfortunately reaped far less that what they sowed. However, I hope that's not the destiny that lies ahead for Guernica, because some of the songs inside this CD are just too good to be left unheard. Let's start with the slow and melancholic "Nuda," a well-conceived opener that features a sweet and dreamy central break that lifts the mood of the entire track. Another masterpiece is the following "I.U.D.," where singer Tony D'Alessio delivers a strong and dramatic interpretation, thanks also to the poetic verses that comprise the song's lyrics. On the other hand "Agrado" starts with a more upbeat atmosphere, then switches to a frantic bridge and a grand chorus. But the real highlight of the album is the hypnotic "Medea," which gravitates around the figure of one of the most famous ancient Greek myths. Then the record closes off with the energetic "Wrong Way" and the mellow and acoustic "Alba Speciale," where we easily spot the cello of Guernica's maestro Enzo Di Somma.

Nuda / I.U.D. / Agrado / Medea / Wrong Way / Alba Speciale

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

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

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin IT

Added: August 14th 2006
Reviewer: Igor Italiani

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