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Ferum: Slow, funereal riffs are tied to faster, sharper parts.

Ferum - Halfhead

Permafrost is obviously becoming more and more well-known around the world. Recently Marco Gargiulo from Metaversus PR got in touch and he wanted us to write about the band Ferum. The very good track Halfhead,

Ferum is a death doom metal band based in Tallinn Estonia and Bologna Italy.

Asunder / Erode, their debut album, is an obsessive and monolithic record. Slow, funereal riffs are tied to faster, sharper parts, while harmonized melodies and solos paint a cavernous atmosphere. The band have a DNA that’s unmistakably is Ferum! FFO: Cianide, Temple Of Void, Coffins. Ferum is a death doom metal band originated in Italy, but now scattered over two countries.

1. Halfhead

2. The Undead Truth (feat. Mike Perun from Cianide)

3. Desolate Vantaa

4. Sear Belong

5. Monolithic Acquiescence

6. Entrails of Linnahall

7. Resurgence in Bereavement

8. Outro: Spesso il male di vivere ho incontrato

Asunder / Erode, the band’s debut album, is an obsessive and monolithic record. Slow, funereal riffs are tied to faster, sharper parts, while harmonized melodies and solos paint a cavernous atmosphere. The drums wisely marches, moving from the background into the spotlight, always followed by the bass guitar.

Conceptually, Asunder / Erode is a journey that explores the idea of separation and its dichotomy, up to erosion and collapse.

This is represented in a morbid and extreme way by the cover by Maestro Paolo Girardi. The choice of oil on canvas follows the same logic of the analogue mix: to make the whole as natural, as real as possible, and to pay homage to the influences that inspired Ferum, by reinterpreting them.

Avantgarde Music / Unorthodox Emanations will release Asunder / Erode on LP, CD, and digital platforms on August 19th

Ferum is a death doom metal act formed in Italy in 2017, and before and after the release of their debut EP Vergence (Everlasting Spew) in 2018, the band had an intense live activity which was forced to a stop because of the pandemic outbreak. In late 2020 the singer, guitarist and songwriter Samantha moved permanently to Estonia and started to work on the debut album, recorded at the end of 2021 with a new line-up: Matteo still fulfilling bass duties and Are (Kõdu, Hymenotomy) behind the drum set.

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Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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