The first song Ascolta (Harken), set the mood for the CD beautifully with its dark melodic tones. Cora Vuole Dire Morire (What Does It Mean to Die), is at once creepy, playful and deep. Perseguita (Haunt) is a haunting reflection on love and death. In my opinion, it should join the ranks of great Gothic love songs. If I had to choose a favorite from this album, this song would be it.
La Pioggia Triste, Triste (The Sad, Sad Rain) opens very creepy, with a very good beat, with words that linger in your thought for some after listen. I could not resist dancing to this song. Fai Come Vuoi (Do As Thou Wilt) is a good reflection on what happens when we are not submitted to God, and takes it from a different angle than normal. Brings to mind "it is like a man who looks in a mirror, then turning away forgets what he looks like". Odio Tutto (I Hate Everything), is a song many of us can identify with, and the name for this CD appears to have roots in this song. Lacrime Nere (Jet Black Tears), resonates deeply and found me singing along.
moves me to my core. L'artista
Dentro Di Te (The Artist In You) is a haunting song about our need for attention, and what price we can pay. Spezza, Spezza, Spezza (Chop, Chop, Chop) has always been a favorite and has been played at Leper concerts for some time. Tis very nice to have it on Cd so one can dance with it when ever they wish. Se Solo Io (If Only) is a gloriously eerie song where the the guitars shine. Il Modo Che Tutto Si Svela (The Way It All Unfolds), is the most powerful of all the songs on this cd. Leper saved the best song for the end of the cd. It is a short, sweet, powerful call to hositality and caring for the outcasts and rejected ones. It perfectly rounds out the CD, and leaves one wishing for more.
UUUUU. I would also say if you like 12 string guitars or haunting, Old World style, folk ballads, give this Leper CD, Beautiful Gray Day, due to release September 11th, 2012 a try, you just might be surprised.
~ Traveller Gal, out!