First full length for this solo project of Daniele Vergine, already known for his militancy in Noise Trail Imnmersion, authors in the last months of last year of the excellent Womb. Despite such a moniker may lead back instinctively to black metal shores or, however, to a musical style with deeply dark traits, in fact Occulta Veritas gives a convincing test based on instrumental music ranging from post metal to djent, without disdaining hints of ambient and prog metal, all, however, performed with an intensity that becomes the key ingredient to make such a dish, in this case, not only digestible but even delicious. Meanwhile, The Inner Wail is a quite unpredictable work, with its nervous movement between one stylistic nuance and another, with the added value offered by the executive ability of the musician from Taranto (but based in Turin), always at the service of a wrapping and compelling writing both when all the available horses are unloaded on the score, and when the most reflective and soft passages at the borders of ambient take the scene (Melodrama and the magnificent Hidden Land Of My Desolation). Undoubtedly the songs are the majority and, at these junctures, in addition to the band of origin, with its technical death mathcore, a possible term of comparison could be the instrumental evolutions of Davide Tiso’s Ephel Duath, but with a less exasperated technicality and instead with a greater melodic propensity. Thus, two triptychs of songs (among which Vita Nostra and Nonsense, Oblivion) in which guitar and bass exchange blows while maintaining a well-defined direction are interspersed with two episodes more liquid and calm, while the final track Limbo tries in some way to summarize the content of The Inner Wail mediating the two souls in the form of a post metal exemplary for effectiveness. Unlike many of the releases from the similar modes, the one marked Occulta Veritas seems to have an extra gear, especially because it is clearly perceived that here we are not in the presence of a solo outburst as an end in itself, but rather a well-defined project and adequately prepared with the releases of reduced minutes of the past years, without that everything does not come in any way freshness and spontaneity; even just for this, The Inner Wail proves to be a pleasant discovery as well as a listening recommended without any hesitation to those who appreciate sounds related to the various genres mentioned.
2017 – Moment of Collapse Records