venerdì 13 febbraio 2015

Thanks 'Italia di Metallo' for the cool review

From the very first moment I heard the self titled album by 'Neracruz' I realised that this is a rich plate full of temptation. Why? Because of the vast mix of influences present in this album, from Goth, Rock, Metal and New Wave and with lyrics in both English and Italian
This is an interesting product by a band formed back in 1995, driven by Raff Cruz (Vocals and ex collaborator with Sigue Sigue Sputnik and Underneath What) that now present listeners with this highly evolved album in both sound and quality.
No need to go into detail that this is an Anglo/Italian outfit with 2 Brits, 2 Italians and a band leader who moved to London at the age of 15 only to return to his homeland with and suitcase full of experience. You can read more of these details through various social networks.
I would prefer to concentrate on the music and this highly enjoyable album, driven with such songs as the splendid 'Borderline', that bring back fond memories of Andrea Chimenti's Italian New Wave band 'Moda' (not to be confused with the Pop outfit of the same name), and their head on approach to various styles and genres whilst always emerged in pure Rock.
The single 'The Dream', which can be enjoyed through their official video, is rich and full of groove and the delicate ballad 'Nova' retains a high level of quality with it's heavy sound reminiscent of the Cult.
Eleven songs (I've only mentioned my favourites so far, all of an equal high quality) that remain faithful to the vision of reaching a vast audience which with adequate promotion could easily attain. Unfortunately this will be difficult to obtain as the mass media of popular radio prefers to air only 'crap'.
The very cool track 'Fever is as powerful as a marching army and a series of quality tracks that in my 30 years of experience, and I've heard it all, are hard to come by. Nothing is left to chance with this product. From the artwork, booklet and song 'Look of your eyes'; all prime examples of sounds taken directly from the 70s and 80s then fused into something which screams of the new millennium.
This is another great release that demonstrates that NERACRUZ are proud members of a much needed high quality music scene.

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