Italy’s FORMALIST is the latest band to join the Brucia Records roster.
“We Inherit a World at the Seams” is the sophomore release by the Doom / Sludge / Drone outft, and it will be released on May 25th, 2023 on digital and 6 panels Digipack CD.
No Clean Singing is now premiering the song “Monuments”. Stream it HERE.
FORMALIST is a supergroup featuring members of some Italian heavyweights bands such as FORGOTTEN TOMB [Ferdinando “HM” Marchisio – vocals], MALASANGRE [Riccardo Rossi – drums] and VISCERA/// [Michele Basso – guitars]
After the critically acclaimed “No One Will Shine Anymore” (2018), FORMALIST are now back and their aim is still one and the same: opening new gates of total sonic horrors.
“We Inherit a World at the Seams” is a monumentally nihilistic record – a low-tuned nightmare combining the most vicious forms of Black Metal, Doom, Sludge and Drone, and taking their fear inducing and menacing sound literally to the extremes.
The FORMALIST unit handles their weapons of sonic destruction with purpose and sadistic intent, here delivering some of the heaviest, most cacophonic and gloomiest Doom / Sludge Metal around, and featuring layers upon layers of rumbling noise, shrieking guitar feedback and desperate howls singing the end of a dying world.
The lyrics are a first person account tackling themes such as darkness, despair and social unrest, and narrating the world’s downfall with an hallucinatory and yet detached style.
Terrifyingly suffocating and massively obscure slow music for the disenchanted.
FFO: Khanate, Corrupted, Teeth of Lions Rule The Divine, Grief
01. Warfare – 14:41
02. Monuments – 13:36
03. Selfsh – 15:46
The FORMALIST unit was founded in 2014 when long-time associated individuals from the Italian heavyweights FORGOTTEN TOMB [Ferdinando “HM” Marchisio – vocals], MALASANGRE [Nicola Casella, Riccardo Rossi – bass & drums] and VISCERA/// [Michele Basso – guitars] joined forces with the aim to open new gates of total sonic horrors.
Excelling in the art of low-tuned sickness, the band members managed to forge together their unique sound and proceeded to write and record their first full-length titled “No One Will Shine Anymore” (released in March 2018 as a co-production between Wooaaargh, Toten Schwan Records and Third I Rex).
Meanwhile, the band manifested itself through selected live appearances. 2019-2022 saw the unit losing bassist Nicola Casella, replaced by Marcello Groppi [THE GREAT SAUNITES] and a new chapter in the band’s existence was written.
The second album “We Inherit a World at the Seams” sees FORMALIST exploring darkness, despair and social unrest in even more extreme ways – if possible – both musically and lyrically. The album will be released in May 2023 via Brucia Records.
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