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REVIEW: Tethra – Like Crows For The Earth


REVIEW: Tethra – Like Crows For The Earth                                                                            by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

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Italian doom metal act Tethra formed in 2008 and released their first full length debut ‘Drown Into The Sea’ in 2013, which was a concept album focused on water and continued the theme started on their first EP ‘At The Gates Of Doom’, about a passage between life and death. Now in 2017 they are back with their sophomore full length ‘Like Crows For The Earth’, which was recorded and mixed by Matt Stancioiu (Labyrinth) and mastered by Greg Chandles (Esoteric). They are ready to take their sound to the next level and show how they have evolved since their debut…

The intro ‘Resilience’ is positive yet sorrowful and sets the scene wonderfully for what is to come, being very melodic and tempting, leaving you eager to hear more. It paves the way for first full track, ‘Transcending Thanatos’ which picks up where it left off before frontman, Clode Tethra demonstrates his versatile vocals, from dark growls to melodic charismatic clean vocals, which is quite alluring and stands out in the doom genre, with an gothic vibe shining through. The instrumentation accompanies the tones brilliantly, from dark gloomy moments to hopeful acoustic sections.

Instrumental ‘Prelude to Sadness’ helps create the desired atmosphere and offers a break in between songs and sees us arrive at, ‘Springtime Melancholy’ which is extremely ambient and rather beautiful, with Clode using his vocals well against the vibrant instruments. There is a great balance of dark and light, which is intelligently structured and makes a high impact, going from serene to head banging worthy moments, as well as a full blown doom rage thrown in to keep you on your toes. This is a stand out track, and a great unconventional soundtrack or anthem for Spring.

‘Deserted’ introduces a more exotic sound initially, which goes into dark sounding sonic riffs which drive it, and offer plenty of hard hitting rhythms throughout. This may well be one of the heaviest songs featured so far, as it contains more screamed growls, alongside the signature gothic doom vocals. The stripped back interlude ‘Subterranean’ is well placed and is easily Clode’s best vocal performance, with elegant acoustic guitar as backup, giving it a sinister but flourishing sound. ‘The Groundfeeder’ focuses on the heavier side, tying in with ‘Deserted’ and keeps the momentum going…

‘Synchronicity of Life and Decay’ sees some of the most ambient instrumentation, including a slick tuneful guitar solo,  in what is their shortest song, showing they can deliver a quick hard blow. While ‘Earthless’ soars on, with the band in their element with fast paced melodies, going between slower calm parts and then effortlessly going full swing again. This is another stand out track for me.

Saving their title track for last, ‘Like Crows For The Earth’ truly encompasses all their best characteristic sounds, being a perfect and solid representation of their album and sound, making it a fine choice to end on.

Considering this is rooted in doom and death, this is a joy to listen to, as it is surprisingly diverse, melodic and positive for this genre. ‘Like Crows For The Earth’ highlights that Tethra aren’t afraid to think outside of the box, and for their efforts they should be more widely accepted, as this is more accessible than most doom/death metal offerings, giving it the edge. Most of the songs are around six or seven minutes long, but all very well crafted and consistent throughout, progressing naturally along the way. The use of instrumentals interspersed shows their musicianship further, and aids their more sonic and consuming sound, which is layered nicely to balance it out, and gives them their unique sound. If you are a fan of gothic doom/death metal this is a must, but even if you aren’t you may be in for a nice unexpected treat!

Score: 4/5

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Tracklist for ‘Like Crows For The Earth’:

  1. Resilience (Intro)
    02. Transcending Thanatos
    03. Prelude to Sadness
    04. Springtime Melancholy
    05. Deserted
    06. Subterranean (Interlude)
    07. The Groundfeeder
    08. Entropy
    09. Synchronicity of Life and Decay
    10. Earthless

 

The album was released in Europe on February 11th via Sliptrick Records, with a US release in the pipelines on July 23rd.


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MALAMORTE signed a worldwide deal with PURE STEEL RECORDS


MALAMORTE signed a worldwide deal with PURE STEEL RECORDS

The Italian Occult Doom/Heavy Metal MALAMORTE has signed a worldwide deal with PURE STEEL RECORDS. The Band will release their new album ” Album „Satan Goes To Heaven To Destroy The Kingdom Of God“ on 9th June 2017 via PURE STEEL RECORDS.

MALAMORTE is band based in Rome-Italy born in 2009, it’s a side project of Alex Nunziati (Lord Vampyr, ex founder/singer of Theatres des Vampires, Cain, Nailed God, Shadowsreign, Sepolcrum, ex-VII Arcano).
LINE-UP:
LV (Lord Vampyr, Cain, Nailed God, Shadowsreign, Sepolcrum, ex-VII Arcano, ex-Theatres des Vampires) – vocals
SK (Cain, ex-The Last Winter, ex-Lord Vampyr, ex-Shadowsreign) – guitars, bass, programming

http://www.malamorte.wixsite.com/malamorte

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The Shiver Set to Release New Album “Adeline” on April!


2017 marks the great return of one of alt metal’s most unique, fast growing bands of the italian wave, THE SHIVER. Today, the band announces their new album, “Adeline, will be released on April 4th and have unveiled the artwork and track list for their imminent return.
With their first two albums “A New Horizon” and and “The Darkest Hour” , the band started building up their profile as a strong live act touring all over Europe as support band for Papa Roach, God Is an Astronaut, Dead Letter Circus, Tarja and many others, getting enthusiastic response by both media and fans alike for their great energy on stage.
The band is now ready to release their brand new album Adeline, where Faith’s stellar voice is enough to make The Shiver attractive and a must listen. The immersive layers of synth and guitar create some impressive soundscapes that permeate all songs.
We hope “Adeline” can stick to your head and keep you coming back again and again.
THE SHIVER will return to Europe this April/May for a spectacular tour with SONIC SYNDICATE.
The Shiver Adelene cover
“Adeline” Track List:
  1. Awaiting
  2. Adeline
  3. Rejected
  4. Wounds
  5. How Deep Is Your Heart, How Dirt Is Your Soul
  6. Light Minutes
  7. High
  8. Pray
  9. Miron-Aku
  10. Electronoose
EUROPEAN TOUR w/Sonic Syndicate
Apr 05 – Logo Hamburg, Germany
Apr 06 – Backstage Halle Munich, Germany
Apr 08 – Poppodium Volt Sittard, Netherlands
Apr 09 – Café Central Weinheim, Germany
Apr 12 – O2 ABC2 Glasgow, United Kingdom
Apr 15 – The Underworld London, United Kingdom
Apr 19 – Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spain
Apr 20 – Sala Lemon Madrid, Spain
Apr 21 – Sala Agora Live Valencia, Spain
Apr 23 – Sala Azkena Bilbao, Spain
Apr 25 – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl Solothurn, Switzerland
Apr 27 – Circolo Svolta Rozzano, Italy
Apr 28 – Alchemica Music Club Bologna, Italy
Apr 29 – L.A. Live Cham, Germany
Apr 30 – Barba Negra Budapest, Hungary
May 02 – Viper Room Wien, Austria
May 04 – Elfer Frankfurt, Germany
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Cadaveria – Dominion of Pain single released


“Dominion of Pain”, the second single by CADAVERIA from “Mondoscuro” EP, is now available on iTunes.

The track, in streaming on the band’s YouTube channel at this link https://youtu.be/gbdWgNxhVc4, features Flegias (vocals duet with Cadaveria) and Pier Gonella (final part of the guitar solo) from Necrodeath.

The vinyl limited edition of Mondoscuro EP was released last month via Sleaszy Rider records, anticipated by the single “Christian Woman” (Type O Negative cover). The third and last single “Mater Tenebrarum”, to be released in late April, will complete the trilogy that sees Cadaveria herself embodying the songs’ titles for the cover artworks.

For more info please visit http://www.cadaveria.com/web/

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