This is a zine dedicated to Symphonic and gothic metal

REVIEW OF THE EP “VENGEANCE BY ASPHODELIA

Once upon a time was in Foggia of Italy a band called Blackdahlia . Their sound was dark and gothic with alternative metal influences. They released one demo (“Blackdahlia”) in 2009 and after 4 years the band released their debut album “Fragments”. And now what? The members of the band Blackdahlia made a new project by the name Asphodelia. The name of the band remind me the ancient flower Asphodelus which according the Greek mythology was a plant connected with the dead and the underworld. Anyway the band released their debut EP ‘Vengeance’ on May 26, 2016, and they are currently recording their first full-length album ( in the fall of 2016).

Asphodelia are:

Samuela Fuiani – Vocals, Piano
Ruggero Doronzo – Guitar, mandolin guitar
Fancesco Dragone – Bass
Ludovico Massariello – Drums

Let’s see what offers to us this EP trck by track:

1.Asphodel Meadows :

This is the intro of the EP with dark haunting sound , atmospheric chorus , descending at the next song began to knock.

RUNNING TIME: 2.03

RATING :10/10

2.Secret War :

In the first 34 seconds we listen the ghost piano and after enters the heavy guitars to join into the beautiful voice of Samuela.This emotional voice sounding very close to Amy Lee vocals,She sing melodic ,spoken and echo voice .

RUNNING TIME: 5.57

RATING :9.5/10

3.Dust:

The track combines despair vocals with crunchy guitars and alluring piano tones in the same paths of Evanescence’s songs.

RUNNING TIME: 6.14

RATING :9/10

4.Heroes:

The song starts out with Samuela spinning a haunting intro on piano, right before her vocals kick in and soften up the sound.The guitar riffs work very good and bend the sound with the emotional lyrics.

RUNNING TIME: 4.55

RATING :9.5/10

5.Flowers Of Evil :

The hit of this Ep, one very good song , excellent vocals, the guitar riffs blend very well into the song, sounding pretty much in the same tone as all the the other songs.

RUNNING TIME: 5.32

RATING :9.5/10

Definitely a very good EP that make us to wait for more good songs in their upcoming first full length album.

RATING :9.5/10
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