Italian one man act Anamnesi returns with the follow-up to 2010’s self titled debut through Naturmacht Productions. Anamnesi (who also handles drums for both Simulacro and Vultur) writes about nature and the importance of it in society, history and age old traditions. He creates an impressive blend of acoustic, ambient and atmospheric black metal, that is shaping up to be one of the best underground releases this year. The Sardinian native possesses a gift to produce dark yet beautiful music at the same time, a very difficult thing to do in any genre. This album deserves to be listened to as a whole record, it is not something that you can dip in and out of, and expect the same overall effect. Like a good book, it is best enjoyed alone and far from interruptions. This is something that people do not practise enough of anymore, all too often music is sadly overlooked, skipped or simply ignored. However, give the music a chance to flourish and the rewards are fruitful. ‘Litany of Suffering and Reaction’ has a haunting piano led intro that quickly erupts in a cloud of anger, despair and hopelessness. The drumming is gargantuan and sounds remarkable. ‘La Quiete Del Silenzio’ is an aural stampede of epic proportions and incorporates an array of instruments over the course of the majestic eight and a half minute long track. The record closes with a marvelous, chilling and downright disturbing cover of Burzum’s ‘Ciò Che Una Volta Era’. Anamnesi is indeed a very fine artist and overall he has triumphed with that renowned difficult second album. Simply brilliant, check it out.
Descending The Ruins Of Aura lands on 30th September 2012 via Naturmacht Productions.