Never Trust – “Morning Light” (2013)

Independent Release

Review by Tony Cannella

When it comes to female fronted metal, the awesome country of Italy has produced some of the best. To this point it’s been mostly symphonic, operatic, power metal (with a few exceptions). Well, the band Never Trust offers something a bit different to the mix. Their debut album, “Morning Light” has more of an edgy, punk-ish, alternative metal vibe.

The opening track “Fade Away”comes flying out the gate like a shot of adrenaline. For 11-songs and about 39-minutes, Never Trust maintains a consistent, straight-forward approach. The songs are aggressive yet still maintain a catchy, basic rock and roll vibe. “Worthless” is another powerful song. The third track, “Rebound” is a cool mid-tempo number which has a ready-for-radio vibe – and is therefore – one of the more accessible tracks we have here. On the track “Honey”, the melody and the whole song has a memorably infectious quality to it. Beyond that, the rest of the album is well taken care of on songs like, “Heartbreak Warning”, “Against the Tide” and “Lucky Star”.

So yes, while Never Trust may be more on alternative side of the metal spectrum, their debut “Morning Light” is a pretty intense first offering from a pretty cool band. I would say that “Morning Light” is the perfect album to listen to in the car, played at maximum volume (with the windows down of course). I defy anyone to go less than 70 mph while listening.

Rating – 82/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Fade Away
  2. Worthless
  3. Rebound
  4. Honey
  5. More Than This
  6. Heartbreak Warning
  7. Morning Light
  8. Against the Tide
  9. Lucky Star
  10. What is Mine
  11. Against the Tide (Acoustic)

 

Line Up

  • Elisa Galli – Vocals
  • Massimo Buggio – Guitars
  • Flavio Oggionni – Bass
  • Roberto Criaco – Drums

 

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