Exanimis – Marionnettiste (2021) – Review

Last updated on 23 June 2021

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Well, I always thought the kings and queens of totally epic Symphonic Death Metal resided in Italy. From the beautiful city of Perugia, Fleshgod Apocalypse reigned supreme in that realm of the baroque world of Borgia-like undertones and crazy cinematic shenanigans. A style so full of garish colors and bizarre soundscapes that it actually should drown in a ton of cheese, yet it never did.

So far, at least.

And indeed, their reign remained pretty much unchecked. Until the RMR deck crew got a visitation from the French band Exanimis with their debut … [...] Click to raid more!

Fleshgod Apocalypse say No!

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Ah, Fleshgod Apocalypse in a dungeon, chained to bars, and screaming No. And all that to the tune of a thunderous metal avalanche that is so typically FA. Well, that’s exactly what I needed this Sunday morning with my bacon and eggs.

Okay, this video here will by no means match the superb quality of Monnalisa. But as to momentary impact, an early morning metal hit, and full tilt download of the animal power this band can muster, this one is stellar.

No bitches about sad times1), false prophets and that music will save you anyway. … [...] Click to raid more!

Solemnity walk Through Endless Darkness!

Last updated on 5 January 2021

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Solemnity. Somber, gloomy, grave, and earnest, yet of dark and often sublime beauty. A name of a band that may already turn into an omen of sorts.

Their offering emerges so far from the deep underground that you have trouble finding them. Even if they started to appear on the usual haunts lately. Yet, there’s no trace of a visual, no former works that we could find, even if the band saw the light of day in 2016 already. Invisibility on top of solemnity, that’s quite a cocktail.

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Video: Monnalisa haunts Fleshgod Apocalypse!

Last updated on 5 January 2021

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I am not surprised that Nuclear Blast finally sponsored Monnalisa to appear on moving pictures. After all, it is one of the most publicly palatable tracks on Fleshgod Apocalypse‘s Veleno. One for the masses, if you will. If that can be said about this record at all.

But by the holy metal cow, this video took me by storm. Flawless execution on display with a storyline that holds its water from beginning to end. A Victorian tableau of hinted gruesomeness.

Monnalisa paints itself in lively pictures that whisper … [...] Click to raid more!