Whew, Nero Di Marte's got a pretty good mincing. The quartet from Bologna used to be called Murder Therapy, but after the departure of singer Riccardo Meschiari, guitarist Sean Worrell now grunts, pukes and nag competently and diversified into the microphone. The Italians serve super-brutal, technically versed Death-Metal, whose roots can be found in Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse or Immolation, but whose realization is much more varied. Structures are only vaguely hinted at here, "Nero Di Marte" is basically a nightmare of brutal guitar attacks, polyrhythm, chaos, dissonance and oppressive darkness, constantly in flux. Chopped up by countless breaks, performed absolutely uncompromisingly. The rhythm fraction acts as tight as a pinched duck ass. Granted: Not every idea of Nero Di Marte is really compelling and the actual song quickly gets out of focus. Unbelievably complex and difficult to crack, this debut is in any case.
Top Track: Covergence