Genre/Influences: Dark-rock, goth-rock.
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: Λευκή Συμφωνία (Lefki Symphonia) is a Greek formation set up in 1984. Hailing from Athens the band was mainly active during the 80s and 90s. After a long silence the band struck back with a few singles to announce the new album.
Content: The main influence running through the album is clearly based around rock music. It’s a dark way of rock music, which is sometimes merged with gothic elements. One of the main particularities is the Greek singing, which is somewhat surprising for non-Greek listeners. The songs are driven by dynamic drum parts and mature guitar playing.
+ + + : No doubt about it, this band is for sure more popular in their homeland than abroad. But you can just see by discovering the artistic digipak of the CD format this band –and their labels, don’t spare any effort to get a professional artwork. And this professionalism comes back in the global production of the album. The guitar playing is professional and clearly one of the album’s main strengths. It’s quite similar for the drum sections injecting some extra dynamic to the work. The title song is a well-crafted song and definitely an absolute attention grabber, which reminds me somewhat of U2. The song is characterized by an alluring chorus, which appears to be one of the band’s trademarks.
– – – : I would be really wondering how this band would sound with English lyrics. One thing is for sure, it could catch the attention of an international audience. I however can’t say this album sounds like a successful ‘rock’-driven production; it’s easy listening music, but nothing groundbreaking.
Conclusion: Speaking for myself this album made me discover a band from the Greek rock scene, but I can’t say I was totally convinced.
Best songs: “Σαν Τον Ήλιο”, “Μαύρο Φως”.
Artist: https://lefkisymphonia.gr /
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