Dulia are a band from Italy that plays an atmospheric and occult mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2015 ep "Hic Contendimus" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Records, Black Plague Records and Metallic Media.
A very dark and ritualistic keyboard starts off the ep and after awhile the music gets a lot more heavier and also adds in morbid sounding melodies that also in a touch of doom metal and the music brings in a good mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams and also mix the keyboards with the heavier parts.
When the music speeds up blast beats can be heard along some of the riffs also have a raw and old school feeling and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the solos and leads that are used are very dark and melodic sounding and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there also a small amount of spoken word parts and they close the ep with a cover of Mystifier's "Beelzebuth".
Dulia plays a style of black/death metal that is very occult and ritualistic sounding in the early 90's fashion, the production sounds very dark and old school while the lyrics cover Occultism and Left Hand Path themes.
In my opinion Dulia are a very great sounding occult mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Theurgical Purification" and "Sword Of Martyrs". 8 out of 10.