The title of the record immediately clarifies that listening will not be easy, and so it’s the tracklist: each song is dedicated to a woman who was burned for witchcraft during the inquisition. But this is not a historical concept, nor is it a retro-fantasy operation, it is about outrage.
An all-female concept of indignation.
The songs are full of the unmistakable style of the band that we already know from their live: dark atmospheres, an indecipherable voice, “vintage” we could say, for that interpretative charge over the top of a diva of other times, which overturns the sound planes: it is not the musical commentary to support the voice, but it is the voice that softens the aggressiveness and rawness of the sounds and arrangements, while the choirs pass from excruciating screams to icy dehumanized, immobile “pedals”. And all the melodies stick to your head like a disease.
We pass from the first song “BLUAGATA”, a manifesto of the band’s sound with a tribute to Cure, in “LA FINE”, where the Diva of the 60s reaches the maximum of expressiveness, to arrive at “BELLEZZA”, where the simplest accompaniment and the rhythmic “for everyone” of the Rettore’s style seem stratagems to make us listen to a hard and repulsive text .
“IL GATTO”: the crudeness of the arrangement becomes stoner, and the funny voices recorded while breathing in helium make us smile at a song in which in reality it is about Polissena, an epileptic woman who confessed under torture to leave her body in the form of a cat during crises, and for this burned alive.
In each track, the band confirms itself as disturbing and contrary to compromise: this perennial Middle Ages must make us more attentive, indignation is sometimes not a bad thing.