By Marcus Pan
Coming off as a more boring and impotent version of
D.U.S.T., Gene Loves Jezebel or other similar goth-to-glam style rockers,
Psychotheque don't seem to have the staying power to be more than a flash in
the pan. Well made and crafted, they just lack that spark that would uphold
them as a group to be noticed and adhered to. Its just more of
it, Im afraid, even if Roberto Bonazzoli has a good voice and
guitarist Diego Capelli, bassist Stefano Sarzi and drummer/pianist Graziano
Capelli have good masterful control over their respective weapons.
This is a difficult review to write. I have nothing really
negative to say about Psychotheque, but I dont have anything rivetingly
new to say about them either as they're a good band playing stuff not
rivetingly new sounding. Epochal Babel is a great 4/4 ballad with deep
guitars laced against soft touch percussion, but so are a lot of things.
Robertos vocals reach well and carry nicely. The guitar solo that closes
the song out is well played, if standard fare.
The synth/guitar combo riff in Hullabaloose is cool,
but by this point Im wandering mentally. A perfect example is the fact
that Ive already begun the next CD review lead in by the time track
four, Psychotheque, as arrived with its ghostly woo-woos and slow rock
movements. Sleepwalkers has a nice piano movement in it, a soft melody
reminiscent of the Aston brothers lighter moments. The latter tracks of
SHW actually become overall soft, brooding and laced with
So thats my take on Psychotheques SHW.
Its good, but it doesnt inspire me beyond things Ive already
heard that are also good.
Post: Via Pacinotti, 77, 51037, Montale (PI), Italy
 D.U.S.T.s last Lords of Madness
release was reviewed in Legends
 GLJs Love Lies
Bleeding was reviewed in Legends
#99 and Michael Aston was
interviewed that issue as well.
Needles Songs Your Mother Never Sang You, if you were