The tagline for Italian band Soldiers Of A Wrong War is “making a difference in your life with our music”. This tells me that the Italian natives are ready to make some noise to the masses with their most recent release entitled “Countdowns”!
“Countdowns” was released on April 18th independently! Soldiers Of A Wrong War is composed of Adin Sulic on bass, Luca Del Fiore, Luca Cek, and Riccardo Ori. “Countdowns” is their first full-length record that they have released since “Lights & Karma”, which was released in 2011. Soldiers Of A Wrong War is prepared to take over Italy and beyond with this release!
“Countdowns” starts of with a heavily influenced grunge track entitled “Deep Impact”. There are elements of positivity in their music. It has heavy grunge influences with the mid-tempo arrangements, along with Alice In Chains influenced harmony, with riffs that might remind one of a band like Three Days Grace. “Countdowns” smoothly transitions into a track entitled “Hit Me”. “Hit Me” offers an anthemic, arena rock feel to it, it would be a great concert opener with its power-packed riffs and a rhythm that causes bodies to move about on the floor! Soldiers Of A Wrong War really incorporates their versatility and diversity in “Countdowns” with haunting harmonies and ambiance in “Clocks”, which offers beautiful harmonies and sonic arrangements in the music!
Lyrically, there are elements of positivity in this record! The themes covered include losing a lost love and having regrets about losing out on that relationship in “Milestone”, the vocalist provides a melancholic feel to the track, that could be a solid rock-ballad hit if it was placed upon the right format. “Yeah!”(not an Usher cover), offers a tongue-in-cheek approach about moving forward in life and laughing at your own mistakes instead of dwelling upon your own mistakes. “We Will Never Fall” is about persevering through the trials and tribulations of life. “Out Of Time” offers that 90’s Primitive Radio Gods feel to it with its sleepy yet sustaining arrangement, which provides for a solid progressive ballad to close out the record.
Overall, I see Soldiers Of A Wrong War catching that break and doing very well for themselves in the future! They are universally accessible as their arrangements are just solid well-thought out rock that is packed full of substance instead of having to sift through the BS of the album. Lyrically, they seem to write about their own personal experiences and the way they write is that the listener can find a way to grasp upon their lyrics, which provides a further connection to the band. Overall, a solid effort pushed forth by Soldiers Of A Wrong War, which has the ability to grow on you with each listen!
Check out the track listing to “Countdowns” by Soldiers Of A Wrong War below!
- “Deep Impact”
- “Hit Me”
- “Through This Wall”
- “We Will Never Fall”
- “Broken Bones”
- “In Our Skin Again”
- “Out Of Time”
Here is the video to “We Will Never Fall” below!
Find Soldiers Of A Wrong War at the following locations:
Check out Soldiers Of A Wrong War on tour!
Friday May 12th- Rock In Park 1 Weekend in Milan, Italy
Saturday, May 20th- Fallout Music Bar in Triest, Italy
Friday, June 2nd -Danny Says in Piacenza, Italy
Saturday, June 3rd- Vecchia Scoula Pub in Palazzolo, Italy
Friday, July 7th- Officine Sonore in Milan, Italy
Friday, July 28th- Lido Moon Beach in Marina Di Catanzaro, Italy
Saturday, July 29th- Tirabuscio in Soveria Mannelli, Italy
Click here for tickets and further information! “Countdowns” is available, go pick it up at all digital outlets!