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SHW - Psychotheque
3 stars

Italian rockers SHW possess the unique ability to mimic the highly acclaimed U2. Their front man Roberto falls short of the vocal power of Bono. Roberto’s voice has charisma and I am sure that fans adore him. At the same time, you don’t want to be a ‘wannabe copy band’ that even has The Edge style guitar licks. One thing will also hold SHW down is finding information on the band in English, it is almost impossible! Not even from their official website or their MySpace. I couldn’t even find out what SHW means!!  

Let’s get to some of the disc. “Psychotheque” which I must say is a good CD especially if you’re a U2 fan. The flare of writing cool tunes is one of the things I really like about SHW and the first two tracks “Broken” and “Epochal Babel” will keep you enticed to keep those headphones on. At the same time I’m not going to sit here and tell you that this release rocks. This is more of a progressive style CD that will motivate your mind in meditation and bring you to a place and time. With so many thoughts, a tear might just come to your eyes of past memories.

“Clashemotions” is another good tune that gives some more feelings that will have you thinking. As I said this is a good CD, but SHW needs to take it to another height by adding a few songs with more punch. The CD is to level and you don’t get those few songs that add a bit of heavier sound or a chorus that adds excitement jumping out at you.

I liked the CD but I don’t see myself listening to it over and over again.

Band Lineup:
  • Roberto Bonazzoli (Bona Head) - Vocals, Keyboards
  • Diego Capelli (Brick) - Guitar, Vocals
  • Stefano Sarzi (Japo) - Bass
  • Graziano Capelli - Drums, piano


Track Listing:
  1. Broken
  2. Epochal Babel
  3. Hullabaloose
  4. Psychotheque
  5. Sleepwalkers
  6. Clashemotions
  7. ADS (Ayrton da Silva)
  8. Beyond
  9. Missing
  10. Mind Chambers
  11. Broken (Part 2)


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