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The Indomitable Spirit of Italian Punks Negazione

NegazioneTowards the end of Italian hardcore punk band Negazione‘s 1986 debut Lo Spirito Continuathe title translates to “the spirit lives on”—frontman Guido “Zazzo” Sassola lingers on the eponymous phrase in his lyrics. He stresses each syllable attentively at first, then pants them over anxious, needly guitar riffs and swift, powerful drum beats. Eventually, the three words explode into a screeching scream, a call to arms bursting in concert with the full group.

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