1. Signals
2. Resonance
3. Constellations
4. Ethereal
5. Nebulae
6. Aurora pt.1
7. Aurora pt.2

Giacomo Cerri - Guitar & Drones
Sandro Marchi - Drums & Cymbals
Lorenzo Iannazzone - Bass & Noise



Recorded and mixed by Alessandro Sportelli
Mastered by James Plotkin

Released 2018-04-06
Reviewed 2018-09-05

argonauta records

Vesta is of course the brightest of the asteroids and it can be seen from Earth from time to time. It is also the first of the four largest asteroids to be visited by a spacecraft from Earth, the Dawn mission visited Vesta in 2011 and then moved on to visit the dwarf planet Ceres in 2015. Vesta also happens to be an Italian band, a trio that is described as an instrumental band in the post rock or post metal genre. Their cover, like their name, seems to indicate a spacey story and the song titles don’t make you think otherwise.

The music is instrumental post rock or metal, kind of slow in terms of pace and not overly varied as well. The seven tracks feel a tad on the long side despite being only 38 minutes long. They aren’t exactly breaking new musical ground and it feels like something we have all heard before, not the spacey sound one could have expected from the look of things. I wouldn’t describe it as a musical journey through space and I would say that the band needs to find a more own voice and their album would need more dynamics as well.

I am not too impressed by this album; it is a bit boring in my view. At first I found this to be a rather decent album but the more I have listened the less impressed I feel. There is nothing in the album that catches me and in the end it feels very forgettable. But then of course there is the possibility that you like the three similar bands and the genre, if you do that chances are quite good that you will find this to be a fairly appealing album but I also think that chances are that you will think that other bands do this kind of music a lot better than Vesta does.

I can conclude that it isn’t an album I would bring along on a journey to Vesta, or any other place in the solar system for that matter. It is an okay album but not a very impressive or interesting one.






Label: BDHW/Soulfood
Three similar bands: Russian Circles/Caspian/Pelican
Rating: HHHHHHH (3/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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