kind of very melodic death metal in the vein of In Flames, Opeth, Arch
Enemy, Soilwork and the likes, full of memorable vocals, catchy or aggressive
("Blue Lake" or the title-track) doesn't really matter,
when necessary to emphasize their ever successful and personal ideas
is what you find in this 8-track CD rightly entitled "Nebularium".
The thing striking is the fluidity and elevated songwriting/arrangement
levels reached for a band born in 2000 and at their very debut. The
whole record is homogenous and devoid of fillers, but if I were to be
asked for my preferences, you know, in that case I'd choose "Burning
Cells" because of its strength, but how can one as well
not be deeply fascinated by such vocal brush touches and the alternation
between dreaming parts and others, fast and massive, like the ones at
the end of "Guilty Claims"?
Produced and recorded by mastermind Ettore Rigotti, also drums and some
guitars, the album enjoys clean and powerful sounds and a balanced
mixing, that doesn't fear to hide anything, not even the great guitar
solos (luckily!), differently from the way some bands do, tending to
'dig' them a little.
A band who don't seem Italian, who can cope with foreign competitors,
rather professional and most enterprising, that's another reason why
I like them so much. Besides some little pronunciation or grammatical
mistakes that few will realize of in Italy, I feel they've very intelligently
used their present potential, of course improvable in the years.
Not only do they promise well and have just added a 2nd guitarist, Disarmonia
Mundi play shit-kicking music and definitely ARE the best and most unexpected
purveyors of poetic, sad and melodic Italian death metal. Leopardi would
be proud of you guys!...
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 02/11/02
Benny Bianco Chinto, v.
Ettore Rigotti, d., g.
Simone Palermiti, g.
Mirco Andreis, b.
Federico Cagliero, lead g.