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This blog is for unsigned Metal bands and bands on small labels. Whilst setting up my promotions company, I noticed that a lot of sites don't cover demo bands and bands just starting out. Hopefully this small corner of the internet will have redress the balance, ever so slightly

Saturday, 11 October 2014


Necropoli - I

Necropoli are an Italian Doom band, with a little help from Ennui vocalist David Unsaved, who hails from Georgia, and this is their debut offering.

I is a bit of a beast. It has 5 tracks, 4 of which are of epic proportions, with the 17 minute Silence Awaits Me being the longest. The odd one out is the final track, Curriculum Vitae, which is 4 minutes of atmospheric droning.

I think it's because of the length of the songs that someone has decided to tag this as Funeral Doom, but it's a bit too pacey for that. Sure, at times, it's as slow as a snail on mogadon's, but quite often it threatens to liven up and feels more like Atmospheric Progressive Death, if there is such a genre.

But for your money, you get a bit of misery, growled vocals, once again, of the miserable variety and the feeling of grandeur. Majestic Death/Doom mixed in with more atmospheric tones. Think Icon era Paradise Lost, but slowed down, making babies with early My Dying Bride.

I is a superbly put together debut, but it is an album that I need to be in the mood for. But with autumn setting in, it's the perfect backdrop for this forlorn, but likeable outing.


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