Carrying the essence of early Opeth, Katatonia, and Neurosis, this quintet originally started out as a solo project by guitarist Alessandro Seghene in which it was self-released four years ago. The music itself is Dark, Atmospheric, Gothic, and the touches of the Post-Doom Metal genre. Apneica are carry the power of the music and their debut EP entitled, Pulsazioni…Conversione released on the Club Inferno label which is a part of the My Kingdom Music family.
There are four compositions on the album and each track is hypnotic, scary, and intense. Each of the tracks clock in between 5, 6, and 7 minutes long with its combination between melodic and sinister elements from the instruments to create an evocative ambience to see where the band heads into. There is the cleaning guitar/vocal lines in the Post-Rock and then transforming into a shattering force of a death growl rumble in the metallic punch that comes out of nowhere.
It’s almost to be prepare something unexpected on what Apneica will do next and it is almost both clean and fierce at the same time. And what they do is not a bad combination, but nailing it each time throughout the four compositions that is on the EP. The dooming and black metal followed by the Post genre sounds flow in an interesting way that is scary, calm, and heavy.
And what Apneica do in the rhythm section, is to not make it just scary, scary, and not just shoegazing music, but having the surroundings of a dream with melodious potential matters. This is my 3rd time listening to Apneica’s EP. And even though I’m not sold and not crazy about it, they have something in them. All in all, this is a very interesting and solid sound on the four compositions. And it is a formidable brilliance I have listened to.
So, as I've mentioned before in my introduction, if love the Gothic, Doom, and the Post-Rock sounds, then check out Apneica's Pulsazioni...Conversione.