Label:My Kingdom Music
On the 15th of February, Eva Can’t released their new EP, Febbraio. Active since 2009, they released 4 albums till now, and this EP now. These guys are from Bologna, Italy. They combine progressive metal, hard rock influences, maybe a bit power metal and death metal.
They are not that easy to define, but very cool to hear, due to the lyric section and advanced instrumental skill portrayed all along this EP. Have a look at their past albums, you are not going to regret. Says the the website that they recorded this in a small house in the middle of the mountains near Bologna, which adds to the myth. One can’t say that the production was particularly brilliant, specially when considering the recorded vocals, but since it’s in Italian, I’ll forgive them.
There is something about Italian that leads me to think that it’s the most beautiful of the Latin languages. I’m a Portuguese native: Portuguese sounds childish, Spanish dirty, French sounds snob and Italian is basically the mixture of all, overcoming its imperfections and becoming ultimate language (I am very sorry if the natives of other languages get upset, but this is strictly personal opinion). The first track, “Februus”, is instrumental, though, no lyrics. I got a feeling of a cold, bright white monday morning of February. Maybe it was the suggestion given by the name of the song or it was the sun shining after a long dark week with the dark clouds and rain. But it’s definitely the second track, “Vermiglia” that made the biggest mark on me. I swear I woke up at 4AM and this song was playing in my head. Something about the trembling voice of Simone Lanzoni and the guitars playing epic combination. The production in the vocals wasn’t great, but it does a trick of bringing this sound more down to earth. The baseline is just delicious in the steady way that keeps all the work together. This is the longest track of this EP, 5:24 and I honestly wish that wouldn’t finish so quick. Wonderful execution that connects flawlessly with “Candele”. Aggression comes with a good structure and you can see the death metal influence in a slight growl and mechanic guitar sound at some point. To finish, the last track is called “Finale” (what else?) and starts with an intro that sends you packin to the classic hard rock from 60’s/70’s and continues quite steady until the growl kicks in. At it works wonders in Italian.
I became a fan. This EP is short and sweet, 24:32 minutes full of epic intent. It will not get you bored and will get you to be more interested in next iterations of the band. It got me to hear all their past albums like a maniac, for sure.
- Simone Lanzoni – Vocals, Guitars
- Luigi Iacovitti – Guitars
- Diego Molina – Drums
- Andrea Maurizzi – Bass
01. Februus 05:07
02. Vermiglia 05:24
03. Candele 04:59
04. Febbraio 04:19
05. Finale 04:43