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La Piovra

La Piovra

Music from foreign countries is something that I always find interesting, especially when they sing in their native language. La Piovra takes its name from a series on Italian TV about the Mafia - essentially the original version of The Soprano’s. The band hails from Italy and play fast-paced hardcore punk.

This one-side 12” is made up of six songs. Musically the songs are fairly short, clocking in at or under two minutes. During the songs, the band lets loose rock-n-roll influenced hardcore that stylistically sounds like American Nightmare at times. Each song is sang in its native tongue, of which I can read nothing but attempted to decode via the Internet. Unfortunately, it came out as gibberish and confused me even more. But a short phrase or two in English accompanies each song. I can only assume these are “explanations” on the words they have penned in their own language. Regardless, I’m still a little lost with the lyrics.

Overall, La Piovra deliver a nice offering. The music is pretty top notch; I only wish I had a friend that knew Italian or a better translator.

7.5 / 10Michael
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