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Rome - Le Ceneri Di Heliodoro (2019) - Review

Band: Rome
Album title: Le Ceneri Di Heliodoro
Release date: 18 January 2019
Label: Trisol Music Group

Tracklist:
01. Sacra entrata
02. A New Unfolding
03. Who Only Europe Know
04. The West Knows Best
05. Feindberührung
06. Fliegen wie Vögel
07. One Lion's Roar
08. Black Crane
09. La fin d'un monde
10. The Legion Of Rome
11. Uropia O Morte
12. Desinvolture

Luxembourg's Rome have delivered their thirteenth album, Le Ceneri Di Heliodoro ('The Ashes of Heliodoro'). Rome main man Jerome Reuter has unleashed a collection of songs on Europe's struggles in the 20th century and the anxieties of modern times and days to come.

After the passionate speech of the intro track "Sacra Entrata", we're thrown into the beautiful and equally passionate "The New Unfolding". Thus setting the stage for a collection of worldly stories and reliable songwriting.

Songs on Le Ceneri Di Heliodoro are overflowing with meaning and purposeful lyrics. The motivational "One Lion's Roar" and the raw "Uropia O Morte" contain some of the most dense and rich verbal arrangements; not just on this record or in Rome's catalogue, but in music today. "The West Knows Best" in particular is chalk full of vivid, spine chilling visuals. You can play any of these tracks and find moving, easily quotable versus of struggle and redemption.

Songs don't relay solely on visual story telling either. More than once I found myself humming along to delightful, tuneful melodies. Especially tracks "Fliegen wie vögel" and "Black Crane". The third track, and one of the most powerful (which says so much), "Only Europe Knows" could easily fit on a Pink Floyd album somewhere between their Wish You Were Here and The Division Bell releases.

It's difficult to review an album this good. With how much music is being made and how much of it I consume on a daily basis, it's rare for me to find something I want to listen to over and over. Le Ceneri Di Heliodoro is one that I'm still excited to revisit no matter how many plays it's already had.

Review written by: Will Ring
Rating: 9/10

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Band: Devilment
Album title: II-The Mephisto Waltzes
Release date: 18 November 2016
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

The Mephisto Waltzes is a cracked and crazed rollercoaster ride through a twisted universe populated by grotesque monsters, deviant freaks and irresistible, ghoulish heroines. The second offering of Devilment features nine tracks full of gothy/horror metal with a lot of creepy atmospheric soundscapes. It's a haunting and often captivatingly extreme, often with some black metal in it, but not only, there are plenty of NWOBHM and typical hard rock hooks, and all this manifests in great dynamics that The Mephisto Waltzes offers. It's nice to hear and see that Devilment are becoming such an entity on its own. Everything shines even more because of great production that adds another degree of heaviness to the whole thing. Devilment became with this album a wholly distinctive unholy force, with an intuitive understanding of the value of shattering every mirror and stepping through into an alternate dimension where rulebooks smoulder and hell’s gates are thrown open for an unhinged but celebratory knees-up, and certainly a genuine force to be reckoned with.

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