Review DONNA CANNONE ‘Donna Cannone’

Donna Cannone is a band that is based on fun and joy when it comes to metal and hard rock.  The band is the brainchild of former Thundermother member Giorgia Cateri and Luca D’Andria. Both started in the rehearsal room playing some music, mainly for having a good time. To also provide a solid beat a drummer was needed and who could support better with a pounding rhythm than Tilda Stenqvist, Giorgia’s former bandmate at Thundermother. What came unexpected was a guy that knocked at the dorr to the rehearsel room, an artist well-known for great vocals in metal and rock. Björn ‘Speed’ Strid heard of the band and was impressed. So, appreciating the challenge, he joined Donna Cannone as guitarist and hereby the line-up was completed.

A first song has been revealed more than a year ago and the quartet inked a deal with Despotz Records, the way was paved for working on the debut album. These days, the self-titled longplayer is on its way to the record stores, a 10-song containing longplayer that expresses the joy of hard rocking music from start to finish.

‘Cross the Line’, which also the very first sone the ben unveiled, acts as the opener. The upbeat tune is a perfect choice for kicking off the album. ‘Nothing to Do’ is the other song you might have heard previously, and the rest of the album is as good as these two tracks.

‘Whatever Comes Your Way’ features great hooks, raw power, and an excellent melody. It’s the right mix of ingredients, something that goes for ‘Pushed’ too.

‘Lost City’s Long Lost Friend’ is another tune that needs to be mentioned. Echoing the spirit of rock’n’roll that song also entails a darker vibe without becoming a melancholic moment on the album. The roaring rock power breaks through with ‘Message to Tomorrow’ while the following ‘The North’ slowly rolls on and on, handing over to ‘Why Am I Here’. The latter is the final track on the album and finish things off with roaring energy.

‘Donna Cannone’ worked on a debut that stands out. Every note played is based on fun and a passion for good music. Also, the positive spirit of the album is infectious and hereby brings some joy into life, and I guess this what we all need these days.

Rating: 8 out of 10.


  1. Cross the Line
  2. Look Around You
  3. Nothing to Do
  4. Whatever Comes Your Way
  5. Is it True
  6. Pushed
  7. Lost City’s Long Lost Friend
  8. Message From Tomorrow
  9. The North
  10. Why Am I Here

Label: Despotz Records

Genre: Heavy Metal

Release Date EU: May 27th, 2022



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