Album Review: SenzaVita – SenzaVita I (Self Released)


Released on September 12th 2017, SenzaVita I is the new album from Italian metal band, SenzaVita.

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There is a certain roughness to SenzaVita I giving it a dirty underground feel. The opener Necronomicon brings some heavy thrash-lite elements alongside some killer riffing & surprisingly clean vocals.

The more rhythmic La Fanteria brings the Italian lyrics to the forefront, something that really shouldn’t put off listeners who don’t speak it off. It’s a great language & lends itself well to the album as a whole.

The feedback present in Inferno gives the melody driven track a little extra edge but it’s the guitars that really shine here. As they do in the sudden chugging blasts of Leonida & the up-tempo Parabellum! The solo in the latter is stunning.

One of the most enjoyable things about SenzaVita I is that it blends melody with rhythmic metal so well. It doesn’t need to be throwing blasting metal at you constantly, it has enough heavy groove in the riffs & drums to offset the softer vocals.

Nowhere is that more present than on the final track, Sepolto Vivo! A finale (sort of) that adds an air of desperation to the singing but also throws in an exciting solo to bring the sound together perfectly.

Being only 7 tracks long, we also get two demos added to the end, Se io dovessi ritornare & the self-titled, SenzaVita. Such a good album, such an enjoyable listen that excites & intrigues every single second of its run time.

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SenzaVita – SenzaVita I Full Track Listing:

1. Necronomicon
2. La Fanteria
3. Inferno
4. Leonida
5. Parabellum
6. Il Re del Male
7. Sepolto Vivo!
8. Se io dovessi ritornare (Demo)
9. SenzaVita (Demo)

You can pick up the album now over on Bandcamp. Find out more about the band on Facebook, Twitter & check out some videos on YouTube.

SenzaVita - SenzaVita I (Self Released)
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