Why? Outwave rocks and has great melodies in its songs, with a singer who knows how to deliver melodic rock songs at full force. Every trick in the book comes by. Influences are worn lightly, without losing the band's own identity. Do I need to write more? No, I need not, but will of course.
In 2015 Luca Ceccato (voice/guitar), Leonardo di Sisti (bass) and Giovanni Masiero (drums) formed a band, later in that year to be joined by Alessandro Andrian (guitar). Five years later the debut album is there. The band may have taken its time here, judging from the quality it did the right thing to hone its songs into the shape I'm hearing in 2020.
Ranging from fierce rockers, to pop rock and Britpop, with a dash of emo in the singing Outwave knows how to make an impression on the listener. The lead guitarist knows his way around the frets. This is what he has been practising for in the past decade or more. Underneath is a tight band, laying the foundation for Ceccato's voice and Andrian's guitar to shine. The surprise comes when the lead guitar goes off into David Gilmour/Pink Floyd territory. Outwave has more than one and a half trick up its sleeve.
|Promo photo: Marco Lorenzato|
The Storm is a varied album taking the listener through different moods. Singer Ceccato could have lent his voice to an emo band, crying his heart out forever, but decided to be in a far broader ranged band. In the future he can expand into any territory he likes because of it, as he already does on The Storm. The Storm is a band for musical adventurers who like their foreign trips to skip the wildest trails but do go head first into all before that kind of trails. And have a great time along the way. Riff away Outwave.
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