Italian gothic metalcore group Levania return after a short hiatus with their new mini-EP, Episode 0, released via Sliptrick Records in online digital format on August 2nd. The EP opens up with Abyss, a song that addresses the issue of depression, analyzing how one can become slaves to one’s demons. Abyss also addresses the issue of moral hazard, when one has to choose how to deal with discomfort.
Abyss is followed with Reflections which talks about the all-Italian problem of functional illiteracy. Man is a social animal but if he is not educated, he will remain an animal moved by primitive instincts. In this society appearance is more important than education, and this is leading to an involution of the species. Episode 0 closes with Reckoning, an instrumental outro, both alluring and seductive.