DULIA “Hic Contendimus”
Symbol of Domination Prods.
This is an excellent debut EP forged in black fire and morbid guitar lines. I really enjoyed these 6 tracks from Sicily, Italy.
Founded in 2014 by members and ex members from bands like Abgott, Psycopath Witch, etc, this is a band that recovers the darkest side of death metal, mixed with black metal elements and ominous vocal lines. Everything is tied with an obscured atmosphere of sinister keyboards and apocalyptic structures. I liked this piece of darkness because it delivers high doses of morbidity and stinky stuff. Also, this is an EP that denotes people involved in obscured metal music for a long time, and they have the knowledge to transmit distinctive states of mind through destructive tunes. These keyboards are main elements to forge a particular style, and yes, you can find references from old bands in Italy, from Paul Chain, to Mortuary Drape. It’s an excellent piece of black metal you will worship from the first note. As extra info, this EP includes a cover version of “Beelzebuth”, original from gods Mystifier. – Victor Varas