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DOWNHEAD - EP


Released 2011

 


The Band
Marco Gioffrè - rhythm guitar and vocals
Alessandro Checchi - lead guitar
Stefano Leoni - drums, percussion, backing vocals


Track List:
Waver
Black As Me
Point Zero
Under The Sky
Today Is Not Yesterday
Nazca


DOWNHEAD are a Rock/Metal/Alternative band born in Milan in 2008 from the combination of different genres and the fusion of the musical backgrounds of its members. This is their self-produced EP for 2011.


Here on display are 6 really fine rock songs with a slight grunge feel to them. Waver the opening song is a full on metal track even with its grunge feel to the intro. Black As Me defiantly has that portishead / Altered Bridge thing going on with its moody start and slow grinding guitar. Today Is Not Yesterday starts off slow but builds into a great song, but for me this is the weakest track on the cd. Nazca is the last track and in my opinion is the definitive song on the cd, with its thrash metal sound, it has everything I like in a song, big guitar pounding drums and a bass line to rattle your fillings out of your teeth.

As Italian bands go they are one to watch and should be proud of their first venture into the recording world, I will be following these guy’s with great interest over the next year.

Reviewed by Paul



http://www.myspace.com/downheadrocks