Grinning Shadow – “The New Curse” EP (2010)


Independent Release

Review By Tony Cannella

Grinning Shadows are yet another metal band to emanate out of Italy. Their new EP is titled, “The New Curse” and it features a pretty cool mix of power metal, and death metal and old school thrash to create a solid demo that the band should really be proud of.” The New Curse” opens things in a loud and fast way. The duel male/female vocals are showcased here as Mario Farina adds his more extreme vocals in conjunction with Silvia Rigoni’s more feminine and powerful style to create a strong opener. The next track, “If” is a complex, heavy track that is one of the highlights. Grinning Shadows, slows things down a bit at the beginning of the next track, “Dirge”. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a ballad, however as the pace of the song quickly builds. The band really delivers on the following tracks, the chaotic “Missing”, “Scars of Remembrance”, “Scarlet” and “Chimera”. “The New Curse” is an impressive clash of styles from Grinning Shadows. While the songs are undoubtedly heavy, there is still plenty of melody to go along with the metal mayhem. Grinning Shadows are definitely a band that come highly recommended. 

Rating – 90/100



  1. The New Curse
  2. If
  3. Dirge
  4. Missing
  5. Scars of Remembrance
  6. Scarlet
  7. Chimera

Line Up

  • Mario Farina – Vocals
  • Silvia Rigoni – Vocals
  • Simone Cirani – Guitar & Vocals
  • Lorenzo Pini – Keyboards
  • Daniele Dui – Bass
  • Daniele Roverato – Drums



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