Incubo are a 1 man band from Italy that plays a very depressive form of black metal mixed with ambient and this is a review of his 2010 album "Psi" which was released by Bloody Mountain Records.
"Intro - After The Schizoidisms Prayer" begins with some distorted sound effects along with some guitar riffs and after awhile drum beats start coming in and the song serves as an introduction to the album.
"Somatic Claustrophobia" begins with heavy guitar riffs, drums beats and depressive black metal screams and after awhile dark sounding melodies and atmosphere starts coming into the song as well as utilizing some synths in the background and adding guitar leads in certain sections of the song.
"Ninasu" begins with some dark melodic guitar riffs which lead up to some bass guitars and drum beats as well as some guitar leads that come in and out which leads to the black metal vocals starting to come into the music slowly with some ambient synths being in the background which leads to the screams getting a lot more louder and depressive and after awhile you can hear a small amount of avant garde elements.
"Like A Disease" begins with some rain sounds before the dark ambient synths start coming in and the song is all instrumental.
"Remembering Suicide" begins with some dark sounding guitar riffs and drum beats along with some high pitched depressive black metal screams and ambient synths a few seconds later and after awhile dark sounding melodies are added into certain sections of the song along with a brief use of deep demonic growls.
"Hope (Dedicated To LY.)" begins with some clean guitar playing and background drones before adding in some distorted melodic guitar lead sounds and after awhile nature sounds start coming into the song.
'Melancholia" begins with some slow primitive black metal guitar riffs and drum beats along with some guitar leads that come in and out of the song a few seconds later and they also utilize some melody at times and after awhile the depressive black metal screams start kicking in and as the song moves on it starts getting a lot more diverse while remaining true to depressive black metal and towards the end there is a brief use of spoken word parts.
Song lyrics cover dark, depressive and suicidal themes, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it along with some of the songs being very, long and epic in length.
In my opinion Incubo are a very great sounding hybrid of depressive black metal and dark ambient and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Somatic Claustrophobia" and "Remembering Suicide". RECOMMENDED BUY.