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La Quiete

La Quiete: La Fine Non č La Fine [12 inch] (2004)
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Several years ago La Quiete unleashed La Fine Non è La Fine, a rare full-length effort that fell directly within their constant output of brief vinyl releases. And today, the record remains one of the best screamo albums of the last five years, and possibly the best underground release Italy's had t.
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Several years ago La Quiete unleashed La Fine Non è La Fine, a rare full-length effort that fell directly within their constant output of brief vinyl releases. And today, the record remains one of the best screamo albums of the last five years, and possibly the best underground release Italy's had to offer in that time.

Quite simply, La Quiete thrives on drawing beauty from chaos. A percussive backbone rapidly changes between lightning-fast flailing and tempered hits, pushing forward cathartic guitars and pained, layered screams. The band put on violent display after violent display, taking from Orchid's distraught, overwhelming nature as they always have but dabbing it with multiple moments of restraint and a constant thrush of aching chords and vocal yelps.

Opener "Raid Aereo Sul Paese Delle Farfalle" contains an intense, barreling intro to get things started after 20 seconds of increasing, building feedback and an erupting, punctually short gang shout over solely racketing drums at one point; you'll also literally feel your heart sink to the bottom of your stomach when the riff they use to transition to the breakdown comes. From there, moments of discord and melancholy frequently appear, either separately or in a tumultuous collision. "Metempsicosi Del Fine Ultimo: Nevrastenica Oscillazione Fra Poli Estremi" plays with some rhythmic riffs in its middle before a percussive beatdown and clenched-eyes screaming takes over. Side A closer "Ciņ Che Non Siamo Ciņ Che Non Vogliamo" spins the record to its end wonderfully, repetitively crashing drums and guitars to each other in a perfect fade. On the other side is "Uncaged," a breathless number in and of itself, and a closing title track that offers a passage of heartstring-tugging, carefully plucked octaves to finish its last minute.

Admittedly, La Fine Non è La Fine sounds a little better through a good pair of headphones than on the standard record player it requires. There are so many little nuances that might go unnoticed, it'd be a shame to miss out on them.

Either way, La Fine Non è La Fine is practically a genre masterpiece. Hopefully La Quiete not only brings their masterfully crafted songs to the States again soon, but lasts long enough to span a wide discography that will leave a long-lasting, international influence on the scene, as it's already begun to do.

 

 
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Holy_Balls (September 9, 2007)

Score is for 2004!

wearestillalive (September 9, 2007)

i never quite got in to this band as much as i got in to raein. i need to try harder.

Archangel (September 9, 2007)

Yeah that works. I wasn't there. And it sucked.

xote (September 8, 2007)

This band is great and a dude mentioned La Piovra those guys are awesome also but not really screamo but still awesome.

totonotdead (September 8, 2007)

so fucking good!!!! track 4 totally rips.
i hope i get to see them before they break up, because is well known that screamo bands are shortlived ones

bloofy (September 8, 2007)

I fucking love this album.

VictorIkpeba24 (September 8, 2007)

Capolavoro. Niente da aggiungere.

feeeding5000 (September 7, 2007)

Damn you Archangel! Damn you!
Oh, how about, "I missed the show because I was not there." Is that accurate?

ScreamForChange (September 7, 2007)

Brilliant.

brendanpwns (September 7, 2007)

Without a doubt this is the greatest band that is still active today.

skankin_in_the_pit (September 7, 2007)

IMO the best Italian releases of the last 5 years are all the La Piovra albums. They rip these dudes to shreds. I like La Quiete, though.

Archangel (September 7, 2007)

Uh, not really. I'm missing The Fest because it's in Florida and I'm in Seattle. That's a couple of days of bus or train travel, or a really expensive plane ticket.

Getting from, say, Rome to Milan, however, is a several-hour train ride that won't cost you all that much.

They're not alike at all.

feeeding5000 (September 7, 2007)

Saying you missed them in Italy because you were in another city is like saying, "I went to America last year, and totally missed seeing them because they were playing in another state". Ignorance, people.

Oh, and since my turntable is finally 100% dead, is there a CD of this, perhaps?

Archangel (September 7, 2007)

This band is so fucking great. I was in Italy this summer and missed a chance to see them because, well, I was in the wrong city.

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