NIDO DI VESPE – Il Giorno Che Siamo Tutti Morti

Nido di Vespe is a four piece hailing from Lucca, a city in Tuscany, Italy. “Il Giorno Che Siamo Tutti Morti” is their first album, even if this is a one sided 12″, after a demo and an EP. Their style has clearly improved in the last years and this effort shows a band in great shape and with a bunch of interesting choices in songwriting. They sing in Italian, with a strong connection to the classic 80’s HC scene, talking about despair, social alienation and oppression. Their ties with our punk tradition are also in the musical side, with a lot of songs that can be compared to early Indigesti, Negazione and Declino. Talking about Negazione, the way Apo sings when the songs slow down a bit reminded me a lot the approach of the classic rants of Zazzo in Negazione’s Lo Spirito Continua. There’s also a strong thrashcore vibe in this record, the first name that comes to my mind is Cryptic Slaughter, but you can also think about bands like Attitude Adjustement. Add a little bit of early years powerviolence, like the furious assault a-la No Comment or the classic Capitali$t Casualties guitar sound. This record is fast, powerful and as hardcore as it can be. They kept in mind all the lessons from the past, as you can easily hear spinning this record, but looking at the present, making this record sound fresh and full of energy. Drums are great, riffing is full of hooks and catchy parts, while the bass is strong and has its spot in the sun, just like Turin 90’s hardcore has tought us. I’ve alrwady talked about vocals, but let’s go back on that. Usually Apo sings with a dirty and harsh classic hardcore voice, but sometimes he dwells in the growling area, adding heaviness to the songs. I believe that when he sings in a more classical Italian HC way he does the best, making the compositions sound fast, powerful and exciting. The production is very good and makes “Il Giorno Che Siamo Tutti Morti” sound full of energy, fresh and swift as the blade of a knife. The large mix of influences can make this record an enjoyable listening to a wide audience and the freshness of the songwriting will surely make it last in the hard challenge of time. Very nice band, very good album. It’s always nice to hear an Italian band making a good debut, support your local scene!

I forgot to mention that the album ends with a cover version of a Fred Buscaglione’s Song (Il Dritto Di Chicago). Well, maybe one of the best ways to end an album, period.

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~ by petetheripper on September 9, 2012.

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