I can not help but admit that I have always had a certain predilection for Deadly Carnage, a band from Rimini, in its constant evolution during each step set on the disc, has always proved to be a step above most of the proposals belonging to the same stylistic circle. If Manthe was a wonderful test that had led to the landing towards a sound more obscure and often placed halfway between the black and doom in their most emotional expressions, and the ep Chasm had confirmed the propensity towards sounds more liquid and definable more reason post (with all the meanings that can be attributed to this prefix), Through The Void, Above The Suns seems to be even better focused in assembling the different nuances merged in the course of time in the proposal of the band from Romagna, which decides to pour them for the first time within a fascinating concept of cosmic themes. Taking a track like Lumis, for example, it is possible to realize how Deadly Carnage can afford, within the same song, to pass with a natural fluidity from a dramatic and atmospheric black to a final in share Opeth (the most inspired of the first records, of course), or, comparing the robust post metal of Matter and the more dreamy and melodic progression of the marvellous alcestian Divide, one can see how these two ways of interpreting the matter can coexist in the three quarters of an hour of Through The Void, Above The Suns, each representing a fundamental element for its understanding and, above all, its success. Two other nodal points of the album are Ifene, where an atmosphere full of tension then flows into a chorus sung in Italian that is difficult to remove in the short term, and the final Entropia, where post metal and avant-garde black intersect in an exemplary manner, leaving the listener with the feeling of having heard an album of rare depth, both musically and conceptually. Deadly Carnage have not been affected at all by the change behind the microphone, which now sees the guitarist and keyboardist Alexis Ciancio also grappling with the vocals, and this new album proves to be another evolutionary step of an artistic path in constant growth, always characterized by sounds not entirely conventional and, at the same time, aimed at shaking the state of emotional apathy in which the existence of modern man is consumed.
2018 – Aeternitas Tenebrarum Musicae Fundamentum / A Sad Sadness Song / Snow Wave Records
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