Raein
Sulla linea d'orizzonte tra questa mia vita e que


4.0
excellent

Review

by danielito19 USER (22 Reviews)
July 2nd, 2011 | 42 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A delightful album any Italian can really be proud of.

I’m an Italian American, so whenever I see Raein mentioned I get a little bit happier. They play kickass music and they’re from my homeland. Their latest album (something along the lines of On The Horizon Line Between My Life and That of All Others) (I had to use google translate, I don’t actually speak any Italian) is no exception to the “kickass music” rule.

Sulla Linea is thirty-five minutes of screamo with some of that post-rock nonsense all those Frenchies are incorporating. This is both a good thing and a bad thing, as the combination provides a beautiful dynamic contrast, but post-rock/screamo is a very tired combination and Raein doesn’t do enough to differentiate themselves from the reset of the European screamo pack.. Guitarists Alessio Valmori, Giuseppe Coluccell, and Riccardo Bresciani contribute excellently to this piece, with beautiful twinkling melodies played over open chords, and more incisive melodies over angry power chords. Most bands with three guitarists fall flat when it comes to actually utilizing all three; Raein’s trio complement each other and build off each other wonderfully.

The rhythm section is also wonderful. Drummer Michele Camorani possesses both an uncanny ability to bring both a pounding force and an unrelenting assault even though he is quite low in the mix. Nicola Amadori’s basslines are somewhat simplistic, but are mostly audible, and given the odd mix, this is forgivable.

Raein’s lead vocalist Andrea Console pens some very dramatic lyrics and pours out his heart with ragged yet beautiful screams of passion. While much of the poetry is lost in translation, his lyrics bring a faint glimmer of hope to the desolation portrayed by his style of screaming.

Raein’s Sulla Linea is a very precise work of melodic screamo. Everything going on throughout this record can be difficult to grasp at times due to the self-production, but every note is there for a reason. This Italian six-piece have been working towards a release like this for their ten years of existence. While Tigersuit was a great tune, this album is full of slightly-less-memorable tracks, and is easily Raein’s best work yet.



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danielito19
July 2nd 2011


6075 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Up for free download on their site http://www.raein.eu/

Digging: -

Rev
July 2nd 2011


9436 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Raein has two new releases this year? Sweet

danielito19
July 2nd 2011


6075 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ah, As If was just a collection of shit they've done that wasn't just them (IE splits and the like)

Rev
July 2nd 2011


9436 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh cool. I need to get this, a bunch of my friends have been raving about it

Adabelle
July 2nd 2011


4258 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I was wondering what Ah, As If was, now I know. Thanks for that, will check this out tomorrow (and read your review)!

DoubtGin
July 2nd 2011


6752 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah this is pretty incredible

qwe3
July 2nd 2011


21362 Comments


hmmmmmmmm nice rec'd by reviewer

Relinquished
July 3rd 2011


25211 Comments


fact: being italian gets you everywhere in life

qwe3
July 3rd 2011


21362 Comments


tigersuit is one of the best skramz songs ever

Pyosisified
July 3rd 2011


2450 Comments


ive only heard Nati da Altri Padri and didnt like it much

danielito19
July 3rd 2011


6075 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well of course Tigersuit is amazing. It's also pretty much required to mention it when talking about Raein. So anyways, review sucks, tell me what could be better please.

craigy2
July 3rd 2011


551 Comments


Really enjoying this so far. Review doesn't suck at all.

qwe3
July 3rd 2011


21362 Comments


nah dude reviews really good. liked it a lot. sounds very honest and gets to the point, but you describe shit well. some people will tell you not to write in the first person but fuck them this isn't 11th grade english

qwe3
July 3rd 2011


21362 Comments


only thing i'd work on is making your review flow a little better. paragraphs are a bit stilted

danielito19
July 3rd 2011


6075 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

well if I can please qwe it's good enough. haha. I see what you mean about the flow though.

CrackTheSkye
October 31st 2011


726 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fuck yes! Australian tour in December. Such a good line up for the Brisbane show too.

camerongoodwin
November 1st 2011


18 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I love this. The guitars are amazing.

camerongoodwin
November 3rd 2011


18 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I get to witness Raein 5 times in January

danielito19
November 4th 2011


6075 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lucky son of a bitch

Adabelle
November 18th 2011


4258 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Finally got around to getting this, sounds as expected.



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