Electric Swan - Self Titled

Electric Swan is a new Italian retro hard rock band, which was created by guitarist Lucio Calegari of the band Wicked Minds. Based on samples, Wicked Minds has a more psychedelic sound, so my guess is that Lucio wanted to explore a hard rock sound apart from the band, thus the creation of Electric Swan. Joining Lucio are Paolo "Apollo" Negri (Hammond and synths), Ricky Lovotti ( drums), Enrico "Deep" Garilli & Edoardo Giovanelli (bass) and vocals by Sophya Baccini (Presence) and Luca "Mitch" Rancati (Tough).

Electric Swan proves to be a wonderful band that musically harkens back to the golden age of hard rock with modern technology. One might even think this is a band from 1972, which with the exception of the Metallica cover would be a fair assessment. The bands self titled is very recommended to fans of the aforementioned bands as well as the harder edged progressive rock.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on January 9th, 2009


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