Incantvm are a band from Italy that plays an atmospheric, orchestrated, progressive, horror and occult themed mixture of black and doom metal and this is a review of their 2022 album "Strigae" which will be released in November by I, Voidhanger Records.
A very dark and nature orientated sounding intro starts off the album while also introducing classical music style instruments into the music which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs at times. Elements of doom metal can also b e heard in the slower sections of the recording and most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams. The songs also add in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the riffs also adding in a lot of melody and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to t hem.
At times the music also gets very progressive sounding along with the spoken word parts also giving the music more of a ritualistic feeling when t hey are utilized. Touches of Italian folk and avant garde music can also b e heard at times as well as some melodic choirs also being added into certain sections of the recording, clear vocals can also b e heard briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the witch hunts and summary trials that sentenced hundreds of women to the stake during dark and terrible centuries.
In my opinion Incantvm are a very great sounding atmospheric, orchestrated, progressive horror and occult themed mixture of black and doom metal and if you are a fan of t hose musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "II Chercio e il Fuoco" and "II Processo". 8/5 out of 10.
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