Thursday, September 26, 2013

Øjne - Undici​/​Dodici EP

Here we have some classic Screamo from the Italian school. These lads certainly aren't breaking the mold or straying far from that well-worn path, but when you are creating music this timeless, it doesn't really matter. These songs do exactly what they are supposed to do. Drawn-out rhythms building to that heart-wrenching crescendo layered over some haunting ethereality while the singer decimates his vocal chords screaming about hope, heart and the fragility of life and love. Actually, the lyrics, which are entirely in Italian, when translated, are rather cryptic. As it should be. Personal, political, poignant and perfectly executed. It would probably be pointless for me to make comparisons here. If you know how easy it is for the Italians to create mind-bending Screamo, you already know you are going to enjoy this. I don't think I need to sell anyone on this record. Think Raein, Think La Quiete, think about your favorite Skramz bands and get ready to add another to the list!!

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