The Ravenna sextet Postvorta is one of the best post-metal bands we have in Italy. Around since 2009, Postvorta have been delivering authentic pearls of post-metal, from their debut Beckoning Light We Will Set Ourselves On Fire onwards they have always evolved by adding various pieces to their sound. Now they reach their highest point with this Carmentis, an album that will mark the Italian post metal scene and beyond. The sound is mixed with sludge and noise, nothing is invented, but everything is rendered very well and with great personality. The album is the second, after Aegeria, of a trilogy about birth as it was understood in Roman mythology. Carmenta is one of the Camene goddesses in early Roman religion, and was not adopted in later religions: she was the patroness of pregnancy and birth and the patroness of midwives, certainly not an easy task at that time. Postvorta have always been singers of the mysteries of the beginning, of our connection to the universe and of our being a small universe ourselves. Their music is dark, highly charged post metal, a kind of heavy cross between Neurosis and harder Isis, but this is just to give some coordinates. The previous records were good, Carmentis however represents a decisive turn upwards, towards both a very high musical and poetic design, confirming post metal as music of discovery and navigation of the occult. A complete and mature disc, to be dissected with several listens to reveal the the different layers of which it is composed. It is not all darkness that is darkness, but you have to delve into the deep night to discover something, and this record is an ongoing discovery. (M.Argo – MetalEyes 2/6/2017)
2017 – Third I Rex
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