italian metal

Riti Occulti – Riti Occulti (Epidemie Records)

Immersive blackened heavy limbed bass riffs for lovers of psychedelic influenced stoner, black and doom metal.

The dominant distorted bass is chunky, rich and filthy. The suffocating groove it drags behind it is infectious, conjuring images of darkened smoky rooms full of shuffling swaying bodies.

Fleshgod Apocalypse - Agony (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

The Italians with a penchant for visceral virtuosity as much as vigorous Verdi produce a disc overrun with flesh ripping symphonic torment.

If you mention “Therion” and “death metal” in the same sentence, you’ll probably be flashed chanced eyebrows and views askance.

Rhapsody of Fire - The Cold Embrace of Fear (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Italy's finest take a whistlestop tour around Middle Earth, or somewhere.
Release Date: 
29 Oct 2010 - 11:30pm

But really, what’s the point?