ARTIST:

BLUE HOUR GHOSTS

(ITALY)
TITLE:

DUE

(2021)
LABEL:

ROCKSHOTS RECORDS

GENRE:

MELODIC HARD ROCK

TAGS:
Electro
"Blue Hour Ghosts signs with "Due" a second album of eclectic rock with an assertive character and unstoppable melodies that improves with each listening."
NUNO777 (09.02.2021)  
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After a decade spent in the death metal scene with their band Obivion999, the two guitarists Diego Angeli and Francesco Poggi decided to embark on a different musical project. With the help of four other musicians from different backgrounds, their ambition was to invest in a more eclectic and melodic rock that is embodied in Blue Hour Ghosts. After a first album in 2016 and a live album in the same time, the Italians come back with "Due".

The music of Blue Hour Ghosts is at the antipodes of the underground death metal that accompanied the first musical adventures of its two main composers. But the experience has certainly hardened the character of two musicians who have strategically thought about their reconversion and even if they have to switch to something accessible, they might as well do it with an originality that will ensure them little equivalent in the genre. The style of Blue Hour Ghosts is a baroque variant of heavy rock framed enough not to scatter, with a preponderant melodic base and full of gothic ambiences, acoustic reinforcements and electro sweeteners that soften the edge. The part of the arrangements and sound design in the final rendering of the tracks is major and marked by the artistic and technical investment of the producer Giuseppe "Dualized" Bassi.

The music of Blue Hour Ghosts occupies a relatively vacant place in the landscape, somewhere between the progressive power of DGM (era Tita Tani) and the eclectic rock of Profusion. "Due" thus judiciously alternates dynamic formats ('Walking Backwards', 'Fearless', 'Lower The Wires'), rock with a pop freshness ('Dead in August', the darkwave 'On Black Clouds') and intermediate tracks focused on poignant progressions ('Damn Wrong' or the melancholic mid-tempo with the alternative harshness 'Shine'). Blue Hour Ghosts' talents are multiple and brilliant, especially in refrains that stay in minds thanks to careful vocal developments (the emotional finale 'Involved/Bored', 'Disheartened') and a writing that is both direct and capable of offering embellishments  such as the short and punchy bridges of 'Walking Backwards', 'Lower The Wires' and 'Involved/Bored'.

For a second album and knowing from which universe its musicians come from, we bow to the quality and stylistic maturity of 'Due'. The Italians mastered their score from beginning to end and deliver a homogeneous, worked out, accessible and addictive album. If the only flaw of the record is to offer too little to our taste, it also nourishes the certainty that the band has not yet show the full extent of its potential.


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SIMILAR BANDS:
PROFUSION, DGM


TRACK LISTING:
01. Walking Backwards
02. On Black Clouds
03. Dead In August
04. Damn Wrong
05. Shine
06. Fearless
07. Lower The Wires
08. Disheartened
09. Involved-bored

LINEUP:
Andrew Gunner: Batterie
Diego Angeli: Guitares
Francesco Poggi: Guitares
Matteo Malmusi: Basse
Ricky Dc: Chant
Simone Pedrazzi: Claviers
   
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NUNO777
19/02/2021
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@Gillou57 : je constate des parentés avec le DGM des débuts, comme indiqué dans la chronique. Ce qui n'est pas le cas du DGM plus récent.
GILLOU57
16/02/2021
 
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DGM en groupe proche ? mais ça n'a strictement rien à voir
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