The idiots are back with a follow up to last years powerhouse LP! Due to some wonderful visa issues the band are currently scattered around the world, but don't worry, the vibe of a midwest American hardcore band lost on the way to the infamous Virus squat in Milan (and we're talking pre-internet age of course, plus their A-Z isn't doing them many favours) is still strong. Four new tracks and a one time pressing.
Our take: Germany’s premier fake Italian hardcore band follow up their great debut 12” with four new songs, and I, for one, am still smitten. For me, Idiota Civilizzato’s particular genius lies in their ability to combine primal power with a level of complexity that can border on the prog-y if you squint hard enough. They sound as wild as Negazione, as powerful as Impalers, and as nimble as Die Kreuzen, something that seems almost impossible, yet the truth is in the grooves. I’m glad I got to see this band live, because it’s hard for me to imagine anyone figuring out what the hell is going on with the guitars on “Mente Debole” or “Tutti Parlano Beni De Lei” enough to do a passable cover. Whether you’re an armchair intellectual like me who likes to analyze the unique ways that modern bands advance hardcore punk as a musical genre or if you just love a band who plays loud, fast, and crazy enough to make you jump out of any armchair you might be sitting in, you should be listening to Idiota Civilizzato.