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Mataleòn - Debut EP "Perspective of An Idea"



I don't know about you, but sometimes the music just needs to speak for itself, and it doesn't even matter if you don't understand the lyrics..as much as I would like to understand Italian, unfortunately I don't, but that doesn't mean you can't admire and appreciate the debut EP from Milan alt rock act Mataleon!...

Opening song and first single, 'Atari' has very impressive guitar throughout, and demanding energetic vocals, all moulded together wonderfully to make a very catchy and head bang worthy track! This was a wise choice for a single, as its a stand out one that embodies their sound perfectly!

'Ozymandias' is equally enjoyable, being very melodic and pleasing on the ears, with brilliant calming and changing vocals, paired with striking instruments, which take many twists and turns in the right direction..making for a intelligible offering.

'Il Foglio Bianco' is a beautiful powerhouse rock balladesque number, highlighting the talents of vocalist, Tommaso and featuring a very slick and far reaching guitar work and solo from Andrea Giuliani. 'Dove Sei Adesso' is powerful with effective gang chants, strong melodies and oozes style and musicianship, as you come to expect this far into the EP!

'Vorrei' opens on a ambient mellow and calming note, which it maintains throughout, especially in the verses, before the instruments all kick in, providing some great rhythms and a stand out chorus in this more mainstream track.

Final track, 'Fuoco Nella Testa' has a darker side to it than previously. It works well, with Tommaso exercising his vocals more-so, from clean to screams, with exciting fast paced driven hefty instruments to back them up. This is a 'hot' infectious track to end on!..They are on 'fire' so to speak, from the start to the end!

This is one Italian alt rock/metal band you need to make time for! As I said, although not all of us will understand Italian, the whole package is easily appreciated for what it is, and you can hear the emotions and moods intended, conveyed through the sound of the instruments, and vocal changes! This is a strong and diverse debut EP, so keep an eye out, as based on this, we can expect great things from them in the future! "Complimenti" to Mataleon, as they say in Italy!

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