Another recent addition to the Immortal Frost Productions family is Italian Post Rock/Black Metal project, Australasia. This is the second release from the Cisternino project and first for the Belgian label, incidentally you can check out and download the debut here. ‘Aorta’ and ‘Vostok’ are two incredibly uplifting chunks of black metal, interwoven with celestial keys and post rock guitars. Things saunter along nicely until track three, ‘Zero’ arrives and grips you, demanding your attention. It covers several genres, mainly post rock but has a beautiful indie-style beginning that is complemented by some subtle xylophone sampling. Other tracks of note include the domineering presence of ‘Volume’ and the slow burning procession of the records longest and final track ‘Cinema’. I must admit, I was a little surprised by the genre, considering it is released on a predominantly Black Metal label. However, in saying that, I am more than glad to have been introduced to Australasia and the the incredibly talented musicianship of band creator, Gian Spalluto. This may not suit all hardcore Black Metal fans as there is quite a lot more melodies and some female singing. This is no bad thing, far from it. Give Australasia the time befitted to check out this unique act and its wide reaching style and you will not regret it.
November 9, 2013
Australasia – Vertebra
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