Combining instrumental post rock with doom tendencies and exhausting and evocative metal driven ambiences, De Ortu Solis the debut EP from Italian band Charun, is at times an overwhelming and but continually an invigorating release which evokes thoughts and emotions which themselves enhance the experience and pleasure. It will not be a release for everyone but rich in expressive and impacting sound, the EP certainly has much to offer melodically soaked extreme and progressive metal fans.
was originally the solo project of Curse This Ocean guitarist Nicola Olla but has since grown to a full line-up of Olla ( guitar, keyboards, sounds ), Valerio Marras ( guitar, effects ), Simone Lo Nardo ( bass ), and Daniele Moi ( drums ). Cagliari based, the quartet take influences from the likes of , and the likes, adding them to their own expansive imaginative sound. Raw and intensive yet seductive and elegant, the EP is abrasive and equally mesmeric, and all the while a testing and captivating encounter.