Aquefrigide Un Caso Isolato
By Marcus Pan
This is a strange CD. Its sung in
what I thought was originally Spanish which on second inspection is
really Italian with Bre Beskyt Dyrene, artist behind Aquefrigide, hailing from
Rome. Whats strange about it is that while I cant understand any of
it, its somehow infectious and diggable to me. My son loves it, he goes
nuts over the heavy handedness and blatant infusion of guitar industrial and
death metal roaring apparent on Un Caso Isolato.
With Bre joined by Klaus (bass) and Alex (drums) in
05, Aquefrigide becomes a threesome a loud and brash one.
Detesto takes familiar heavy guitar strains and churns out a solid,
chunky barrage with a nice liquidy death metal center. Anima, though I
dont know the lyrics, sounds pure evil with Kornesque bass movements and
Mansonesque vocal stylings that comes across with a lot of power and feeling.
Mefisto Hobbit (a strange song name if ever I heard
one) utilizes deep growling basslines and ambient static to create a deeply
spookified atmosphere that grows into a Disturbesque chorus. Trota goes
predominantly jam-bandish, and Im not digging it as much as the previous.
Vegetale gets acoustic and really out-there experimental with background
laughter, coughing and other out of place tidbits of people sounds.
The screaming Me love you! for Carne
Cruda cracks me up as much for the cheeziness as the anguished unfettered
cry. And see if you can find Freddo Mercurios hidden sex!
Freddo Mercurio is such a moving and funky-rhythmed song that you
cant but help to enjoy the groove. Aquefrigide close out Un Caso
Isolato with the accousting Fragile No Elektro, a soft brooding
piece touched with enough vox to give it a feeling of anger incarnate while
never ceasing to be beautiful at the same time.
Aquefrigide, being Italian industrial death metal, is pretty
interesting stuff. It sounds so rough and tearing yet I dont know
what the trio are saying. They could be talking about playing with Barbie dolls
are learning to masturbate eachother at band camp I dont know. But
its still heavily barraging stuff that I dig it almost clear through
Un Caso Isolato. Good for fans of Ministry, Marilyn Manson, Disturbed
and Korn among others especially if youre Italian! You can choose
not to like it, but dont blame me if they break your kneecaps and dump
you in the Vatican sewers.
Post: Via Pacinotti, 77, 51037, Montale (PI) , Italy
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