RAVA is an alternative rock band from Iasi, Romania, made up of Lucian Curelariu (vocals, acoustic guitar), Bogdan Hapliuc (electric guitar, backing vocals), Liviu Marian (keyboards, backing vocals), Laurentiu Dumescu (bass guitar) and Codrin Murariu (drums). Its name is an acronym, which means “Revenio Ad Veritatem Aeternam” (Return to the Eternal Truth).
RAVA’s sound can best be described as a continuous effort towards originality. Each song is a bit different, each song is a bit experimental. One could think that the band tries to avoid an etiquette, remaining, at the same time, in the giant musical field which most people envision as being alternative rock. Soft and deep vocals often contrast with thunderous drum beats and furious guitar riffs. Fast and catchy harmonies gracefully complement mellow and dark musical creations. All these are masterfully completed by a variety of lyrical themes, centered on human feelings and ranging from living the experience of love and the search for a goal in life to struggling with hypocrisy and ignorance.