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Posts tagged "Italy"
Opera – Dario Argento (Cult Films)

Opera – Dario Argento (Cult Films)

As far as many are concerned Opera made in 1987 is the last film truly deserving of director Dario Argento’s auteur status. It also saw the end of the golden era for Italian genre cinema which was rapidly in decline and about to plummet. The.. Read More
Kalidia - The Frozen Throne (Inner Wound )

Kalidia – The Frozen Throne (Inner Wound )

Italy knows how to do Symphonic Power Metal. Since Rhapsody (Of Fire etc…) blazed a trail back in the mid 90’s it seemed to unleash a plethora of like-minded souls which has continued through to current times. There is generally an eccentricity and flamboyance somewhere.. Read More
Seventh Genocide – Svnth (Third I Rex)

Seventh Genocide – Svnth (Third I Rex)

This is a nice surprise. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. When I looked at the band photo of Seventh Genocide, I thought that these guys were way too young to be making good music. But not only did they prove me wrong, they.. Read More
Corpsefucking Art - Splatterphobia (Comatose)

Corpsefucking Art – Splatterphobia (Comatose)

When you see Death Metal as humorous have you gone too far? The answer is probably yes, the prospect of slaughter, rape and cannibalism isn’t something one should joke about. But when it becomes an over-the-top barrage of insane ideas we edge closer to a.. Read More
Black Oath – Behold the Abyss (High Roller Records)

Black Oath – Behold the Abyss (High Roller Records)

When I saw the blurb for this in the pile at Ave Noctum towers, (a huge obsidian castle, forever shrouded in fog and under perpetual moonlight – just outside Tooting Bec), I knew that I had to give it a listen. Doom with influences of.. Read More
Necandi Homines – Black Hole (Third I Rex)

Necandi Homines – Black Hole (Third I Rex)

I have not quite worked out whether it is deep space that Italian cult act Necandi Homines have been mining or the void beneath the crust of the earth but they have certainly dredged up some obsidian gold in their travels with this intriguing EP.. Read More
Nanowar Of Steel – Stairway To Valhalla (S/R)

Nanowar Of Steel – Stairway To Valhalla (S/R)

Comedy and parody in music is a thorny subject. For every Chicken Song there is a Doctorin the Tardis. Hell, let’s face it the Chicken song was only funny when we were kids. (apologies to anyone under 35 who hasn’t a clue what I am.. Read More
Night Gaunt - The Room (Terror From Hell)

Night Gaunt – The Room (Terror From Hell)

What’s a night-gaunt? In case you don’t know (and I didn’t) the name of the Italian label (Terror from Hell) the band Night Gaunt from Rome are signed with will give you an idea. Night-gaunts are creatures from the Lovecraftian universe, inspired by the author’s.. Read More
Clone Culture – S/T (Lifeforce Records)

Clone Culture – S/T (Lifeforce Records)

I hadn’t realised that Milan was one of the epicentres of post punk and dark wave in the 1980s until I read the attachment that came with this. Well they recognise Joy Division and The Cure, and having heard this album I would add Billy.. Read More
Kingcrow – Persistence (Laser’s Edge)

Kingcrow – Persistence (Laser’s Edge)

I can’t speak highly enough of Kingcrow’s two previous albums “In Crescendo” (2013) and “Eidos” (2015). Both are far-reaching immaculately structured collections of progressive metal songs. So naturally I was hoping for more of the same from “Persistence”, the seventh album release from the Italians... Read More
Profezia – Dodekaprofeton (Moribund Records)

Profezia – Dodekaprofeton (Moribund Records)

If Italian Avant Garde is how you like your black metal then you are in for a treat, as the overlords of the Italian occult rock world, Profezia, are back with their long awaited, and highly anticipated 3rd album ‘Dodekaprofeton’. The soul of this opus.. Read More
Heruka – Deception’s End (Vacula / Narcoleptica Prod)

Heruka – Deception’s End (Vacula / Narcoleptica Prod)

Ok, so oniric black metal from Italy then. Yes a strange descriptor and getting beneath the surface conceptually things are even denser as this band started out delving into the Sicilian town of Erice and going back to its interesting medieval history with the aim.. Read More