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Review by Tony Cannella

Italy’s Tothem has just issued their new EP, “Osaka Bed & Breakfast”. This is another band that caught me by surprise, I am not sure what I expected out of a band called Tothem but to say the least they exceeded all expectations. Let’s check in to the “Osaka Bed & Breakfast”. The opener “Cross the Line” features a rumbling guitar riff some cool interplay between guitars and keyboards. Vocalist Roslen Bondi’s style is quite impressive and she’s got quite a diverse range. Right away this track grabbed my attention. “Rescue” is next and has just a great melody and some stellar vocal work, making it my favorite track. The next track “Light of Soul” starts off as a pretty ballad that features piano prominently. The song picks up in tempo about half way through. The album is concluded by the final two tracks “Metamorfosi” and “The Truth Behind”. “Osaka Bed & Breakfast” has crispness in its production and presentation. Even fans who may not be familiar or even a fan of the Gothic Metal genre may find something in Tothem that they like. Tothem are another very excellent band to come from Italy.

Rating – 89/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Cross the Line
  2. Rescue
  3. Light of Soul
  4. Metamorfosi
  5. The Truth Behind 

 

Line Up

  • Roslen Bondi – Vocals
  • Black Cyril – Electric Guitar & Backing Vocals
  • Marco – Piano, Keyboards and Synth Laptop
  • Leo – Bass
  • Andrea the Joker – Drums

 

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