The Italian heavy-metal quartet Damn Freaks release their début eponymous LP on the 11th of August.
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.
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.
The Italian ethereal-rock trio OfeliaDorme will be releasing the LP Secret Fires on the 17th of March.
OfeliaDorme – Secret Fires – artwork
A band who first featured well over seven years ago still retain their mysterious soundtrack and despite having one fewer players seem to have become ever darker over the years as their output coats the listener in its spectral translucence.
From the forthcoming album, the first of the eight tracks, Alone With The Stars is best engaged in a shrouding crematorium early morning fog as the ghostly four and a half minutes of mesmerising soundscape spins its gossamer threads around the audience.
The Italian dark-metal quintet – Infernal Angels – release the LP Ars Goetia on the 20th of January.
Infernal Angels – Ars Goetia – artwork
Like a dense covering descending over the room the – Belial: The Deceiver – the penultimate of the ten tracks – showcases their muted, melodic, yet frenetic guitars surrounded by percussion firing at the skins as through a sports car revving its engine whilst the bass circles menacingly, from which the howled vocal spills in an out of focus.