CD REVIEW The Conflitto

Band: The Conflitto
Album title: Dusk Over The Nation
Label: Dreamcell - 11 Entertainment
Distributor: PIAS
Release date: 25/02/2012
Release: CD

Italy has never really been known for its hardcore scene. The country contains some big metal acts, but when it comes down to hardcore, it's very poor.
2012 is a year of change if it's up to The Conflitto. With the release of their very first full length, called Dusk Over The Nation, they want to shock Italy with a sound of their own. Where the Italian Strength Approach is the biggest straight through hardcore band, The Conflitto definitely makes a huge attempt to become the biggest experimental post hardcore band. Think of a mix between The Dillinger Escape Plan and Comeback Kid and you'll find a sound that hasn't been heard before. After the intro (which is a bit unnecessary in my opinion) the song Scribbling On Some Fears hits you straight in the face. In the beginning, you can hear the influences of The Dillinger Escape Plan, but after a while you realize that The Conflitto even used jazz influences on Dusk Over The Nation.
Conclusion: The Conflitto is the Italian War From A Harlots Mouth and this is a compliment, as these Germans are the best in bringing complex experimental hardcore.


Nick Tronckoe.