Delivering a crushing 72 minute release divided in two songs, today we have Italy’s Malasangre and their thick mixture of Drone/Funeral Doom Metal with some hints of Black Metal screams. In such an ambitious release the band brings you down to a dark and cavernous world where light goes to die. This music is what I would take into a caving expedition and freak the shit out of everybody there.
Opening with the hypnotic “Sa Ta”, the album’s first half delivers a slow and painful ride down the bowels of hell. The riffs are sparse but crushing, the screams are as demonic as you can get, and the overall atmosphere is very nicely constructed to create a feeling of despair. The Doom riffing is excellent and very well developed through this song, making it not as linear as many bands do when constructing a 30+ minute song.
“Na Ma” delivers the remaining 36 minutes of music with a similar cavernous feeling. In this track we have some very deep riffs and martial drumming that makes the song feel even longer and more monumental. The atmosphere is top not and feels very bleak as the seconds slowly go by. By having a full five-person lineup, Malasangre can easily pull these tracks off in a live setting. We are quite disturbed by the level of unrest that this song bestows upon the listener (and we love it).
As many of this releases go, just before you think you have the band figured out the album ends with no explanation or sense of closure. Malasangre does a great job in creating a very desolate feeling with “Lux Deerit Soli” and any fan of the genre will surely appreciate it. Be aware that this release is not for everybody, but if you like tuned low guitars and monumental songs, this is the release you have been waiting for in 2012.
|Band: Malasangre||Album: Lux Deerit Soli|
|Label: I, Voidhanger Records||
Release: February 2012
|Genre: Drone/ Funeral Doom/Black||