Guido Torres - Drums
Cristiano De Divitiis - Vocals
Dario Cuccurullo - Guitar
Massimo Barrella - Guitar
Luca Carucci - Bass
|3rd : "Promo 2003" 3rd|
review by Sara "Shadow Lady" De Vita____
determination, passion, power, personality and technique…these are the
ingredients that are needed by a band to have success in such
articulated a world as the musical one…particularly the metal scene!!!
the 3rd, an italian band with a fierce and impacting sound have all
these requirements…and be sure we’ll soon be eharing about them…no
longer only in the underground world.
before describing their last work let’s have a look at their bio.
were born in January 1998 out of Delirio, a well-known Italian thrash
metal band from the 90s.
few months they released their first two track-demo that gains the
magazines' approval: the music we play is a personalized post thrash
with different influence from Machine Head to Alice in Chains.
1999 thanks to M. Fontaine's Whiplash Productions 3rd publish their
first EP "Nonexistence" distributed by 99th Floor.
gains excellent critics and the band popularity increases.
2000 3rd publish a new 3 track-EP ("Highest Human Form")
produced by Raptures Asylum in Cagliari, which testifies a further
evolution… the sound is more "up-to-date" and there is a
greater interest in melodic refrain. The resulting product is a "straight
in your face" album though it's different from the rest of the
standard metal things.
2002 there is a change in the line-up: Tullio Carleo leaves its role in
the band to the former drummer Guido Torres.
new drummer helps 3rd music become more aggressive: the final step of
this evolution is the new coming promo released in February 2003.
4 tracks of the promo are 100% pure energy, with electronic inserts and
great melodic parts.
exactly with this new lineup and a musical and interpretational maturity
that 3rd deserve all of the attention from the persons in the works.
first song in the cd (and the upcoming viedo clip as well), is really
refined and at the same time quite raw…
relentless rhtythm by Guido Torres marks the most important passages of
this song perfectly performed by the aggressive voice of Cristiano De
Divitiis. This song unwinds into very quick moments with stout and heavy
riff, alterning to mid tempos that create an apparent calm atmosphere
exploding in a hidden and violent rage… “there’s
musical resolutions and and a technique found in more famous bands are
the winning cards of the guitars by Dario Cuccurullo and Massimo
Barrella, able to create unforeseen melodic lines…and all related to a
marvellous idea of “modern metal” ensuring that “Nothing Safe”,
the second song of this promo, that is quite similar to a full etiquette
work, looks quite apart from the metal standard, thus prokecting into an
almost experimental genre (with strong personality), yet never denying
its metal origins in the widest sense of the term.
about “Mess”… slipping on the notes the smooth interpretation of
Luca Carucci playing bass guitar cleaning up the raw tracts of a song
growing in its interpretaion, to explode in a fierce aggression… yet
the slow tempos are not lacking, allowing the band to show not only a
good ability of “high speed flying on the notes”, but also to create
melodies that strongly mark the concepts.
More Than Nothing”, last song (alas!) on this cd, excluding the bonus
track “Deviate Minds”, from their previosu demo, comes easily after
the previous songs…
the precision and spped of Guido Torres are more clear managing a duet
with Cristiano de divitiis’ voice…becoming a carrying element of the
in all a cd deserving to be listened to…
hear about them very soon…be sure, it won’t longer be in the
underground world… believe me!
Sara De Vita
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