Track Premiere: Nero di Marte, “Il Diluvio”
The Italian deathbringers in Nero di Marte created one of 2013’s best albums, a deliciously brutal mix of churning, visceral rhythms and avant-garde, skronky, death metal noise. So we were beyond delighted to learn earlier this summer that they’d be following it up with another full-length, Derivae, barely a year later. Not to mention a split EP with Void of Sleep that hasn’t yet seen the light of day. Three releases from one of the most exciting up-and-coming bands in metal in less than two years? We’ll take it.
Today we’re delighted to premiere to the world “Il Diluvio,” the first track we’re hearing from Derivae. If this track is a microcosm for what the album has in store for us as a whole then it seems as if Nero di Marte are emphasizing their atmospheric side this time around, leaning away from the brutal-for-the-sake-of-brutal riffage in favor of something more cinematic and dramatic, almost post-metal-like. Not that this track isn’t heavy — it most certainly is — but the emphasis seems to be on creating an atmosphere and telling a story instead of pulverizing with sheer force. We think Nero di Marte do the former incredibly well here, and you will think so too.
Derivae comes out on October 28th via Prosthetic Records and can be pre-ordered here. If you enter the special discount code “METALSUCKS” from now through September 8th you’ll get a whole 15% off your order; how’s that for a deal?