REVIEW OF THE ALBUM ” SONGS FROM THE EARTH” – FUROR GALLICO
Furor Gallico – Songs From The Earth (Scarlet Records)
FUROR GALLICO are:
Davide: Growl, Scream and Clean Vocals
Luca: Guitar and Backing Vocals
Paolo: Tin Whistles, Bouzouki & Bagpipes
Becky: Celtic Harp
Lets see what this bands offering is like with a track by track review.
1.THE SONG OF THE EARTH:
The track start with beautiful violin and whistle pipes and soon enters the male growls to turn the song to a folk / black piece .The chorus is excellent and the screaming vocals explode the track with strong drums and great melody.
RUNNING TIME :4.47 MIN
Pounding drums and whistle begin the number,The growls again are strong with powerful lyrics The symphonic elements mixed with fury folk.
RUNNING TIME; 4.35 MIN
3.WILD JIG OF BELTAINE:
The third song the violin combined with whistle and the dark male vocals enters to make again the piece really strong. The track calm down to join the clean voice and make the song a strong interlude.
4.LA NOTTE DEI CENTO FUOCHI:
We have here the first song in Italian language. La notte dei Cento Fuochi means The night of a 110 fires.While Halloween is a holiday Anglo-Saxon, it is equally true that many municipalities in Italy can boast a long tradition of festivities for the night of All Saints’ Day and the anniversary of the deceased. Among the most peculiar and picturesque certainly falls to Orsara, in Puglia, where the night between 1 and 2 November you can witness the bonfire of the heads of purgatory, better known as the Night of the hundred fires or Night of Fucacoste.
The song saw to us the native roots of the band with dark,melodic and folk elements.A masterpiece track.
Another track in Italian, Diluvio means Flood and we have a ballad with sad tempo ,the instruments of the band work great,with beautiful melodic guitar riff and gently keyboard.
Opening with bass solo in folk-jazz tempo,the sound is powerful a native fury dance,A very well constructed number that has a variety of elements in the mix.
RUNNING TIME: 5.10
7.STEAM OVER THE MOUNTAIN:
The heavier track of the album with growls and dark riffs .Black and also progressive elements and is very big and good surprise how the band manage to change the heavy sound to melodic with the keys and the backing drums.
8.TO THE END:
A beautiful song with good orchestration with whistles ,violin and harp and after the growls the track featuring the excellent female voice of Simon Papa.
The last song of the album is in italian again .A strong powerful but also and melodic track.
Finally Furor Gallico make a perfect album. The eight players of the band create a special sound.If you like Omnia or Eluveitie,then try to give attention to this great band. Also if Nightwish turn now to folk music is better for you to support Furor Gallico ,they have more to offer in the dark folk music.The alum highly recommended.
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