I liked Para Lia and its songs, soon after they began their musical trip. Now they are releasing their new album and I can say I feel rewarded for watching closely them even from the beginning. “In Clash with the Zeitgeist” is what we say a beautiful album. Playing in an indie rock style, combining 90s alternative rock with 90s post punk/dark wave, Para Lia has crafted a fantastic album, based on memorable melodies. Straightforward and catchy, this new Para Lia release will drive you crazy with its great song ideas, with all the remarkable vocal lines and guitar phrases. I love all the songs – all the songs can be released as singles and become super hits. My favorite tracks are “Like Always”, “Sun Child”, “C’est La Vie”, “Yellow Rose” and “Nagual” … I could mention every one song! So, with “In Clash with the Zeitgeist” Para Lia is continuing what they started with their first releases – but now, they are much more mature, passionate and emotive. The melancholy and romance of Para Lia are flowing in every song of this album, the soulful and atmospheric approach of the band is shaping the character of this album. Para Lia leave their mark with this album, “In Clash with the Zeitgeist” is the triumph of sentimental indie rock and I can’t stop listening to this masterpiece. If you liked the early works of Para Lia, you will get crazy with their new stuff. Go and get this album, NOW!

♦ 8/10

Dimitris Zacharopoulos