Deathless Legacy : “Rituals of Black Magic” Digipack CD 19th January 2018 Scarlet Records . Italian Heavy / Black Metal band. It’s never easy to categorise a band that has many influences and play with image. The main interest of the band is about Horror and the Occult mixed with Metal music it brings some interesting vision and music. The lyrics are about occult grimoire with more than ten rituals, recovered from tomes hidden on the dusty shelves of the secret Vatican archives, snitched by the six monsters through the back door. Italians have been always attracted to those magic things bringing many movies in the seventies usually with ketchup bloody gore fun stuff.
Here the band is keeping that feeling with their music and always great videos taking you back in time. The album has thirteen songs starting with “The Gimoire” followed by “Ritual of Black Magic” the album title, “Bloodbath” etc it gives you a hint of what to hear. The cover artwork as a graphic including many symbols getting the band’s logo smaller than the rest. The band has been alive for five years and has already played live shows getting exposure and help from their stage outfits. The logo has a kind of vampire bat look with wings and if their look might remind you band like Gwar or Evil Scarecrow, they are closer to Black Metal bands such as Dimmu Borgir or Behemoth…
Well you got the picture they are a visual experience to see them live and occult music oriented. While I told you all of this that might stop few to think ‘it’s not for me’ I really ask you to check their music as it has some surprising power. Firstly because the singer Eleonora Steva Vaiana has an amazing voice with melodies and guts reminding sometimes Moa from Meldrum or even Amanda Kiernan from The Order of Chaos. Each songs have different approach with sometimes lots of keyboards reminding “Spiritual Black Dimensions” from Dimmu…musically while mixed with Heavy Metal tunes and vocals that gives their own style in a way.
Have a listen and make up your mind :
In few weeks you will be able to buy this excellent album. Get captivated and swallowed by this magical and Heavy powerful band , this is a great album and lot of work created to give that awesome band 99/100.