sabato 17 febbraio 2018

Agonia Black Vomit - "Cosmosatanic Kingdom" (Symbol of Domination/Murdher Records, 2017)

Band: Agonia Black Vomit
Title: Cosmosatanic Kingdom
Genre: Black Metal
Year: 20th June 2017
Time: 42 min
Rating: 59/100

I confess: I decided to review the sophomore album of Agonia Black Vomit mostly because they comes from Rome Caput Mundi like me! Another reason is that Agonia Black Vomit is really a fantastic name, so, before to listen to this "Cosmosatanic Kingdom", I expected a blasting massacre of nuklear proportions able to kill all your fuckin' neurons! Instead, this CD released by the Belarussian label Symbol of Domination along with Murdher Rec (from Rome, too) show a strange and interesting approach to conceive the black metal music, also if it isn't so effective, as you'll read very soon.

venerdì 16 febbraio 2018

Moribund Records: somber news from Italy + scheduled re-release of the Profezia's third album!

Yesterday I received a somber news from the historic US black metal label Moribund Records regarding Marco de Rosa, the singer/guitarist/bassplayer that, in the old and recent past, played in many black metal bands from Italy like the Opera IX, Profezia, The True EndlessSkoll, Darkness and others.

mercoledì 14 febbraio 2018

Midnight - "Sweet Death and Ecstasy" (Hells Headbangers Records, 2017)

Band: Midnight
Title: Sweet Death and Ecstasy
Genre: Heavy/Black/Speed Metal with Punkish vibes
Year: 20th October 2017
Time: 32 min
Rating: 83/100

Midnight are BACK! After the "Shox of Violence" compilation (reviewed by me some months ago) and the curious charity release "I Don't Need Society" destined to help the victims of the Hurricane Harvey by donating all the profits of this EP to the Red Cross, the Cleveland one-man sleazy squad Midnight recently released the long-held third album "Sweet Death and Ecstasy" obviously through Hells Headbangers Rec. No other bullshits and let's go already to discover this new full-lenght!

domenica 11 febbraio 2018

Lilyum: the final hour!


Just 2 days later my review about the 7th full-lenght of Lilyum, I knew from the FB profile of their leader Kosmos Reversum that he has decided to put an end to them. This is a real shame not only because this announcement arrived so abruptly (for me, at least) but also because Lilyum was (yeah, I use already the "past" form!) one of the better bands of the Italian black metal scene, after leaving to us 7 albums within 8 years (from 2009 to 2017), showing always a very good creativity.

venerdì 9 febbraio 2018

Suicidal Causticity - "The Human Touch" (Amputated Vein Records, 2017)

Band: Suicidal Causticity
Title: The Human Touch
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
Year: 9th June 2017
Time: 43 min
Rating: 86/100

The first issue (that was released, if I am not mistaken, in August 2008) of Timpani allo Spiedo was about 6 Italian bands. One of them was Subhuman, a Tuscanian and talented death/thrash metal band with Italian lyrics, that impressed me a lot with their debut EP "Delirio n°1", that included even a Faith No More cover titled "Surpise! You're Dead!!!". Well, the band here reviewed, Suicidal Causticity, comes from the same region of Subhuman (Tuscany) and they consist of a member (the bassplayer Dario Lastrucci) and an ex-member (the guitarist Elia Murgia) of Subhuman but, beyond these connections, these two bands are completely different. Said that, I received 4 months ago the physical CD of the second album of Suicidal Causticity through their manager, Filippo, and I have already say that this "The Human Touch", released by the Japanese label Amputated Vein Records, is a real fuckin' blow to the teeth!

martedì 6 febbraio 2018

Angel Witch: short Italian tour between 22nd and 24th February 2018!

As all we know, the NWOBHM movement was officially born when the legendary UK journalist Geoff Barton wrote on Sounds magazine a live report about a London gig with three emerging heavy metal bands called Iron Maiden, Samson (when these last ones had still into their line-up a very young Bruce Dickinson) and Angel Witch, in which Geoff, indeed, coined the term NWOBHM, an acronym for New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

Well, Angel Witch, the UK masters of an heavy metal with occult vibes à la Black Sabbath, will play in my country, Italy, between 22nd and 24th February 2018. Precisely, the dates are the following: