I swear that if I
wouldn't have read from the sender's name that this CD-demo was from Italy
I never expected, listening to it, that Revial
This should be taken
as a compliment of course!
come from Lavena Mombello, near Varese, and it's clear that there must
be some very good record shop around that place. Or some very good rock
club with a truly expert alternative DJ.....
in 1995 and in 1996 they record their first demo, "The way to another way",
all sung in english. The second demo, in 1997, is sung in italian but the
band, from now on, decide to sing in english (and considering the very
good results we can't say they're wrong).
Their third demo has
the same name of the band and can be surely categorized as crossover.
judgement is resolutely positive (rare for an italian band) and, concerning
some songs, more than positive.
These guys finally
understood the right way to play, as not many italian bands do: to change
frequently rhythm and musical spaces inside the same song.
In this way they can
keep alive the listener's attention.
But sometimes be careful!
When you find a good riff or a good sonic solution, don't insist too much,
prolonging the song more than 4'.
This demo is well
played, well sung (a good voice at last, real problem of so many bands),
well mixed & recorded. Sound is compact, drums and bass guitar are
OK, the guitar-wall do the rest, without making the sound confused as sometimes
You can find in Revial
echoes from Rage Against the Machine passing through post-grunge till Deftones,
with an Eddie Wedder singing style sometimes.
Best songs are, in
opinion, the first two, "Sore" and "L.A.F.C.L.". Also the fifth, "With
which it's what it is", if it was a little bit shorter.
A little suggest to
waste your time in Italy, look for contacts abroad....
LINE UP: Luca Morselli - voice
- guitar & voice -
Andrea De Taddeo -
- bass-guitar and voice -