Steel This Track: Il Cattivo and Confluence - Reverb

Steal This Track: Il Cattivo

 

Il Cattivo shows are a blur. Photo courtesy of band.

Greetings, thieves. This week we’ve got a new track from the Denver hard rock band Il Cattivo.

In Italian, “il cattivo” means “the ugly.” And it’s an apt name for this Denver band that explores cathartic release through blistering, brutal music. And it’s not because they are ugly, but more because they are interesting in exploring and possibly releasing the ugly. Surprisingly, with all its intensity, the music maintains a captivating blues groove that makes you want to move. This is not noise core, or any “core,” really.

The band’s second LP also has an apt name, “How to Assess Your Damages.” It may not play out like a guidebook, but in the process of absorbing this music, your damages will be realized.

Here, we give you “March First.” The complete album is available on the band’s website.

 

 

Please note that downloads offered via Steal This Track are intended to whet your appetite, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live.

If you’re a band or musician ready to expose your fresh sounds to the readers of Reverb, email your tracks — along with any interesting facts about them, as well as a photo or album art — to Steal This Track for consideration.

Josh Johnson is a Denver freelance writer and Reverb contributor. He is also a co-host/co-producer of the Denver podcast Denver Diatribe.