promo material this was labelled: the “Debut album from the new Italian reality,
combining the extreme metal with razorsharp
electro/industrial layers”. I’m not even sure
what that means, but I was expecting something along the lines of the last few Trollheim’s Grott albums
or perhaps something in the veins of Anaal
Nathrakh. At least a notch of Count Nosferatu
The disappointments begin in the very first
song! The all-electro intro takes two minutes to
evolve into music (though annoyingly it is all one long track). The intro builds
up to the expected crescendo that we all know and love, only for the song to
fall abruptly to the ground where it lies as a
withering mass of broken limbs for five minutes before it is mercifully put to
The general song structure does nothing for the mix of industrial and metal, but
actually separates the two into run-of-the-mill
metal parts (verse and chorus) and pure softcore
electro (intro, outros,
bridges). The most bile-inducing use of this segregation is in the
all-electronic… thing… Poison Butterfly, that will make your life three minutes
shorter and nothing else.
The lyrics is completely weird and has a strong Google Translate smell to them.
Here’s an example from the song Extinction: ”Death of every member of the globe
/ Death of the last [something something] / There are no surviving individuals /
[something that sounds like ”dead or eightball glow”]”
It does nothing for those lyrics that the pronunciation of
the lead singer has more in common with a Bela Lugosi character than anything
else. So, read the above examples again, with some sort of over-dramatized
romantic villain lip-sync in mind, and try not to laugh… Then again, I’m a bit
impressed with a band that actually tries to get ”anti corona magnetic field”
into a song.
This is pretty much a boring album, made by fairly OK musicians,
but ruined by all of the above.