Thursday 23 January 2020

ALBUM REVIEW: Nero di Marte, "Immoto"

By: Peter Morsellino 

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: 24/01/2020
Label: Season of Mist

“Immoto” CD//DD//LP track listing:

1). Sisyphos
2). L’Arca
3). Immoto
4). Semicerchi
5). La Casa del Diavolo
6). Irradia
7). La Fuga

The Review:

I don't know what you'll want to call this beast.  Words like progressive, post, grind, djent; they will all be thrown around in discussions about it.  But none of that is important. Words can't really describe the sound of this album, but I'll try my best to prepare you for it.

Nero di Marte's third album hits on many levels. Its heavy, its complex, it's a thing of beauty.  Impossibly technical rhythms pepper this album, backing up a jazzy blend of noodling, crunchy riffs, and some very interesting vocal patterns.  Comparisons will be made to Animals as Leaders, yet this is nowhere near good enough. “Immoto” is a thing all its own, and it needs to be consumed as such. 
A very dense and somewhat frightening atmosphere hangs over the album as a whole.  It puts you into the middle of the music and grabs on to you emotionally. I think that this is what will separate Nero di Marte from their contemporaries in technical metal music. There is a personal connection that helps you feel connected to the sound personally. This isn't mile a minute speed jazz for you to try and fail to tap your foot to. This is a visceral experience. This is a sound that will sink into you and take you wherever it's going, and you had better hang on lest you be left behind.

I'm trying to keep this brief, as it is very difficult to explain without you having listened to it already. Give it a play. Let it consume you. Let the riffs crush you to the ground. Let the rhythms tear you apart while the atmospheres hold you together.  Let the vocals take you on their magical journey through the "motionless, transformative place within (you)," as the band themselves put it.  Let it speak for itself. I hope you enjoy, I know that I did.

“Immoto” is available HERE

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