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Ushas-Verso-est-Review-2015

USHAS - VERSO EST - ALBUM REVIEW

AGOGE RECORDS | Release Date: September 18 2015

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Now Italian was never my strong suit, I have a bit of French, a smattering of Spanish and German but all I can really do in Italian is order a beer. After all these days most Italian Rock bands sing in English right? Not So ‘Ushas’ so taking away that connection with lyrical content this would have to be a pretty damned good album to draw out a review. And the truth is that this is a great album.


If you love your Blues-based Hard Rock of the seventies with a great groove and Hard Rock bones then Ushas is a band you should enjoy even if you don’t understand a word that’s sung!


Opening track ‘Fuorilegge’ (or ‘Outlaw’) is a great introduction to the band and somewhat reminiscent of Purple or early Whitesnake it’s essentially a Hard Rocker at heart. In truth it’s an album that is surprisingly enjoyable musically and after a while you get used to the language barrier!


Best of all here are ‘Io Non Sono Qui’ (or ‘I’m Not Here’) and ‘Shri Heruka’ which like the band’s name Ushas (The Goddess of Dawn) has a spiritual aspect. Both songs prove the power of a guitar and great melodies transcend language. The rest of the album isn’t at all bad either and adds some modern touches to the sound along the way.


I wish I could tell you more! In the meantime check out the video for ‘Desperados’ the word itself of course this time doesn’t require translation!


Tutte le birre tondo!  

 

 

 

by Mark Rockpit

 

 


 

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