Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Viscera/2 As Zeitgeist Becomes Profusion Of The I/ConSouling Sounds/2011 CD Review


  Viscera  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  started  out  as  a  grindcore  band  but  evolved  more  into an experimental  drone/doom  metal  band  with  this  recording  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2011  album  "2  As  Zeitgeist  Becomes  Profusion  Of  The  I"  which  was  released  by  ConSouling  Sounds  in  the  year  of  2011.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  sound  effects  bring  elements  of  drone,  ambient  and  experimental  to  the  recording,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars  and  at  times  they  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced,  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  doom,  drone,  experimental  and  post  rock  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  with  a  good  amount  of  melody  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  as  well  as  some  soft  and  clean  playing,  while  the  lead  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  are  very  melodic  sounding  post  rock  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  are  mostly  clean  singing  vocals  with  some  high  pitched  screams  which  brings  a  black  metal  feeling  to  the  recording  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  everyday  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  with t he  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.    

  In  my  opinion  Viscera  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  experimental,  drone,  doom  and  post  rock  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ballad  Of  Barry  L"  and  "Um  ad-Dunia".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.   

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