Witching Metal Webzine

Witching Metal Webzine

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Into Darkness - Into Darkness

Who's up for some crushing old-school death doom from Italy? Into Darkness' self-titled demo dropped on tape through Unholy Domain Records in September last year, then was followed by an LP release via Iron Bonehead in December and will be released on MCD by Hellthrasher Productions in March this year.

Into Darkness sound like a mixture of Asphyx, Derketa, Dream Death, Celtic Frost and Bolt Thrower. Crushing doom/death is contrasted by mid-paced pure old-school death metal fury, allowing for plenty of variety in the compositions presented by these Italian ladies (and one man). The guitar parts are heavy and gloomy, as one would expect from this type of music, the vocals are, in a word; demonic, the bass is crushing and the drumming, excellent.

The self-titled opening track is my personal favourite on this demo, because it stands as a fine introduction to the bands sound and shows exactly what Into Darkness is all about musically. These girls (and guy) aren't doing anything new or innovative with their music, rather just playing some old-school doom/death worship and doing a damn good job at it.

If doom/death or old-school death metal is your thing, then you definitely shouldn't sleep on this band!

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