Friday, April 15, 2016

Blizaro "Cornucopia Della Morte"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Doom Rock/Metal
Label: I, Voidhanger Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 15, 2016
1. Nemesis I: Daughter Of The Scarab (6:54)
2. Nemesis II: Citadel Of The Lunatic (5:13)
3. Nemesis III: Interludio (1:50)
4. Nemesis IV: Altered State (5:15)
5. Giallo (7:25)
6. Frozen Awakening (7:57)
7. Voyage To Hell (3:13)
8. The Staircase (5:53)
9. Stygian Gate (8:20)

Total time 52:00

John Gallo - guitars, vocals, moog, keys
Mark Rapone - bass
Mike Waske - drums

The band has crafted something quite superb that mixes horror doom, psychedelia and early 70’s inspired prog rock. This isn’t so much an album as an experience. ...
The drama is immediate with the opening suite of “Nemesis” spread over four parts starting with “Daughter Of The Scarab”. A creeping intro leads into a horror film soundtrack to the nastiness that lurks throughout. Gallo’s vocals are clear and full of theatricality. The synthesiser adds a twisted dimension to the tale unfolding and already the sense of darkness can be felt. There are hints of Candlemass over an apocalyptic Black Sabbath foundation. Part 2 – “Citadel Of The Lunatic” brings a more traditional chugging doom aura with Gallo’s soloing straight out of the Tony Iommi guide to melting faces. “Some kind of evil is creeping upon you/You’re going to get what you deserve” – you get the picture, right? “Nemesis” continues to weave the nightmare soundtrack through the acoustic “Interludio” and the electronic and pure heavy metal tapestry of “Altered State”.
Read the full review by Johnny Zed at avenoctum.com



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