Dalla Nebbia are a band from South Carolina that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very atmospheric and progressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Felix Culpa" which was released by Razed Soul Productions.
Clean guitars and atmospheric keyboards start off the album along with some flutes and violins that gives the recording more of a folk music feeling and after the intro the music goes into more of a heavy and melodic direction along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
When vocals are utilized they are very grim sounding black metal screams that also bring in death metal growls while the solos and leads add element s of post rock onto the recording and you can also hear clean singing being utilized in certain sections of the recording and when the music speeds up it goes into more of a raw direction along with a great amount of blast beats.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there are also a great amount of progressive elements in most of the tracks and they also mix the atmospheric parts in with the heavier sections of the music at times and as the album progresses spoken word samples and acoustic guitars can be heard briefly along with some songs also bringing in psychedelic elements and they also bring in a brief instrumental that introduces electronic music influences on t he recording before returning back to a heavier direction on the following songs.
Dalla Nebbia creates a recording that is mostly rooted in the atmospheric, raw and melodic styles of black metal while also being very progressive at times as well as not being afraid to experiment which also makes the album have more of an original sound to it, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover decay, regret, death, suicide and a thorny despair at the hands of an angry god.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Dalla Nebbia and if you are a fan of the atmospheric and progressive genres of black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Until The Rain Subsides" "Not Within The Stone" and "Paradise In Flames". 8 out of 10.