The Italian dark-metal quintet ECNEPHIAS release the LP The Sad Wonder Of The Sun on the 7th of July.
ECNEPHIAS – The Sad Wonder Of The Sun – artwork
A couple of years since last featured – ECNEPHIAS have a noticeably sharper focus and intent resulting in material that is more focused allowing them to use their flamboyance to add gravity to the output rather than, as was the case previously, where the flair provided theatrical expression.
The antepenultimate of the nine tracks is Quimbanda.
The Italian heavy-metal quartet Damn Freaks release their début eponymous LP on the August 11th.
Damn Freaks – eponymous LP – artwork
Break The Chains, from the forthcoming LP (available on Mighty Music), is a classic piece of rock’n’roll that finds the listener headbanging delightedly while guitars and vocal soar through the room to the accompaniment of throbbing bass and cracking percussion.
Nabucco Dinosaur is an Italy / France based alt-rock duo.
Regularly working with other musicians from around the world, Hesitate (available on bandcamp) which was released on the 2nd, adds two players and a US dimension to the track.
Akin to the global nature of Hesitate there are a melting pot of influences that drift through the room as psychedelia, americana, southern country and british-blues take to the floor. Though far from sounding like an idea sewn together from unmatched patches there is a cohesive flow to the composition in which the listener can take pleasure as the unhurried trippy soundtrack weaves its way through the ears.
The Italian melodic-metal trio VESPRO released the EP C’è Così Tanto Silenzio at the tail end of last month.
VESPRO – C’è Così Tanto Silenzio – artwork
Although it has been a couple of years since VESPRO last featured Sereno, the second of the five tracks on the EP, contains their hallmark of unexpected instrumentation with piano and clarinet laying inside the menacing composition.
daRKRam is the ambient-darkness project of the Italian musician Ramon Moro.
The creeping flow of brooding encasement gradually fills the room, and the listener, with the foreboding presence that is Equilibrium – the just under five and two thirds minutes – second of the nine tracks on the latest LP – Stone & Death (available through OneRPM).