After the release of Desdemona’s debut album ‘Lady of The Lore’ it is now the turn of the second album ‘Look for Yorself’ (A Tale of Love And Pride) to be re-released digitally for Elevate Records’ Metal Relics series.
Originally released in 2004 and also recorded as the debut album at New Sin Studios, the album marks a slight shift towards more progressive sounds than the fuminant ‘Lady of the Lore’, while still retaining the power and power metal rhythms it gives immediately characterized the band. Echoes of bands like Fates Warning and Queensryche are the counterbalance to more powerful moments at Symphony X and everything is held together by the seams of the magnificent voice of Andrea Marchisio, a true protagonist in the group. Unfortunately this will be the last album of the band which however gave us two timeless masterpieces and two gems of Italian metal.
Born in September 1997, with an initial lineup of four, after a fifth member, the keyboardist, joined the group, the band acquired a new musical awareness, and in March 1998 the first self-produced demo was recorded. This work, entitled “Soul Foreclosures”, is a mini concept focused on the story of the Shakespearean Othello. The work consists of a set of hard and heavy pieces and compositions from the Baroque and Renaissance periods, all taken from original scores of the time. This demo received flattering reviews in various specialized newspapers. After an alternation in the entire rhythm section, the group began to play live in various pubs and clubs. After the arrival of a new singer, the group decided to write pieces in a more markedly heavy / symphonic power style, always with neoclassical and baroque influences and some progressive inserts. Now the band is formed by Andrea Marchisio on vocals, Christian Rosso on guitar, Foca Torchia on keyboards, Alessandro Mussa on bass and Maurizio Anello on drums. In February 2002 the first cd, entitled “Lady of the Lore”, was released for the Italian label Northwind Records with excellent feedback from critics and sales.
After a long hiatus lasting over two years, in 2004 the band will return to the scene with the intention of repeating their past success. And he succeeds! The new album will be titled “Look For Yourself” and it is a record that, if on the one hand showcases Desdemona’s maturation from a technical point of view, marks a departure from the classic power metal styles made in Italy.