Obstacle of Affliction
What a wonderful release. The vocals are emotional and moving. Song writing as a whole is expertly crafted and performed. This is an excellent doom release that should be heard.
Favorite track: The Moon Made Flesh.
Symbols or The Sleeping Harmony of the World Below
“The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself”.
Symbols are everywhere.
They drag their power from our imagination, weaving a web of secret correspondences between reality and the realm of ideas.
A realm, a world hidden just below the surface, where our deepest desires lie, sleeping.
Symbols represent beliefs, ideals and hopes. They are the insignia under which empires are born and die, gods are worshipped, revolutions explode, kings are consecrated or dethroned.
It has been almost ten years now.A journey which has brought us much further then we thought. We are grateful for everything we experienced along the road, but we feel it's just the beginning of greater things. Three times you've heard our voice before and this is the fourth act of our story.
In the past few years we took a break. We've been crafting sounds, hoping to find the perfect chimera made of our many influences.
We believe this album is that chimera.
These are songs about history, afterlife, revelations, sex, religion, science, magic, war, paradoxes, atoms, myths, dogmas, miracles and wonders.
As metal musicians, we believe it is our duty to inquire the darkest aspects of life, to capture a small hint of the pathos, the beauty and dread of existence.
To plunge into the shady waters of the World Below.
released October 24, 2019
Manuel Vicari - Vocals and Guitars
Francesco Genduso - Vocals and Guitars
Maurizio Avena - Bass
Nino Zuppardo - Drums
Eleonora Amerio - Additional Vocals on Track 4, Bass Synth on track 6
Walter Rinaldi - Additional Vocals on Track 2
Giovanni Zuppardo - Piano on Track 8
Band photo by Jessica Zambellini
Artwork and layout by STRX
All songs writtenand arranged by Manuel Vicari and Plateau Sigma.
Lyrics by Manuel Vicari.
Recorded between January and June 2019 at ONDA Studio by Francesco Genduso.
Mixed by Francesco Genduso
Mastered by Magnus Lindberg
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An interesting fusion of black metal and jazz, with inspiration from various other forms of metal. There is a lot to like here, and many pleasant surprises. However, it does not always seem to form a cohesive whole. spawnofchaos