Monday, February 13, 2017

Ekpyrosis - "Asphyxiating Devotion" (Memento Mori, 2017)

Band: Ekpyrosis
Title: Asphyxiating Devotion
Genre: Death Metal
Year: 23rd January 2017
Time: 41 min
Rating: 77/100

It's been a fuckin' while that there aren't Italian bands on this 'zine, the last one of them was the Praetorians Reverber with their excellent "Immortals" during the first days of this new year. But, finally, Italy returns with the promising Ekpyrosis, a young quartet band coming from the Lombardy's cities Milan and Lecco which has taken their strange moniker from a Greek term ("ekpyrosis", precisely) to indicate the (cyclic) destruction of the universe through fire, according to the stoic philosophy known as "palingenesis". Nice intellectual moniker for a band completeley deep-rooted into the blows of the purest death metal. It is no accident that the debut album of Ekpyrosis, "Asphyxiating Devotion", has been recently released through the Spanish Memento Mori, an hyper-specialized death metal label like few other ones.