Have you heard the amazing Italian Blackened Sludge band Macerie before? The reason I ask is because they are the fucking BOMB!!! Our comrades Yamabushi Recordings and Sentient Ruin Laboratories are set release their new cassette EP on April 7th. Clocking in at just over 16 minutes, these death dealers of sludge bring the fucking pain on every track. CVLT Nation is proud to say we are streaming the new Macerie track “Agonia” below, and you can pre-order this journey into the apocalypse HERE!
Florence, Italy, is not your typical location for heart-splitting, skin-peeling, soul-crushing grimness. Te legendary Italian city, shrouded in it’s timeless artistic beauty, gorgeous skyline and breath-taking Tuscan setting is far from what you would perceive as a place where death and destruction reign unchallenged. But that is only true until you run into the music of Macerie (the name in Italian translates to “ruins”), a newly formed four-piece band from Florence that has made a statement of immeasurable sonic hostility with the birth of their debut offering, a work that will strangle the listener in an absolute ordeal of crushing heaviness and harrowing aggression.
Coming virtually out of nowhere, Macerie have set on a mission to hollow your soul out with their life-draining music. The first offering of theirs comes in the form of a sixteen-minute bestial EP containing four savage tracks of crust and death metal-infested blackened sludge that bring to mind the likes of Entombed, Amebix, Burzum, and His Hero Is Gone. Showcasing similarities to modern blackened, epic crushers like Altar of Plagues, Planks, Celeste, Hexis, Acephalix, Cofnworm and Downfall of Gaia, Macerie are purveyors of a view of the world so grim, suffocating and wretched that as you sit down and listen to their music you will literally feel the light being sucked away from your surroundings and your world turning into a grim and shadowy twilight, as a cold and inescapable downfall of bestial and absolutely crushing riffs annihilate everything.