“Testarossa” is the first album by Italian screamo band MEO, a sports car thrown full throttle towards a cliff, a screamo assault that teeters hysterically on the edge between implosion and explosion, falters, stumbles but remains upright and continues to run unabated.
The album covers the fundamental themes of the genre, including life, death and love. The only odd exception is the title track, dedicated to a distant and now unreachable friend. A work in which the fatalistic pessimism of a black and white vision is hindered by the eagerness of a biting, limitless youth. Small felines who feel like tigers but don’t despise some cuddles, so the violent outbursts that introduce the album open up to more melancholic and contemplative moments, affectionate reveries to fight loneliness together, an embrace that vibrates with the purr of the amplifiers.
A trio whose elements come from different musical coordinates but which almost accidentally come together in an emo/screamo sound that reconciles violence and sweetness, aggression and fragility. Lonely and independent stray cats in search of food and love. After a long build-up, the album is finally being released digitally and on vinyl by a large international collective of DIY labels.
The release is a coproduciton between Dischi Decenti / Non Ti Seguo Records / Longrail Records / Fresh Outbreak Records / Troppistruzzi / Seaside Suicide (FRA) / Entes Anomicos (ESP) / LongLegsLongArms (JAP) / Desperate Infant Records (Hong Kong) / Missed Out Records (USA)