So the EP is also divided into these 3, but starts with the acoustic intro Selva Oscura (4:59) (Dark Jungle). The song is calm with a dark and haunting atmosphere. As if something lurks in the shadows, waiting to appear. Dante's first steps into the unknown and the beginning of his journey are magnificently set to music here.
The song leads almost seamlessly into "Inferno" (7:45). Here the acoustic guitars are quickly replaced by heavy sludge and doom.
Mireia alternates between deep growls and clear vocals, which keeps the song pushing forward.
The trio perfectly masters the change between quiet moments that bring you calmer and brute riffing that crashes down on you like gigantic waves.
Purgatorio (5:06), the third song shows again the quieter moments I just talked about. More post-rock with top notch guitar work towards the end (early Soundgarden flair) and Mireia once again shows how incredibly varied her voice is. The song totally takes you away!
The last and longest Track "Paradiso" (9:54) is reminiscent of the intro right from the start. Calm, atmospheric, slightly psychedelic and then becomes the most varied of the EP. This is where progressive post-rock meets psychedelic sounds, shoegaze, grunge, stoner doom and sludge. The EP sets the journey through hell to music perfectly. You can practically feel the maelstrom that - despite occasional glimpses of light - pulls you further and further into the abyss.
A very cool gimmick in the vinyl version are the randomly distributed cards "According to your Sins, May your pure Soul rest in..." Hell, Purgatory or Heaven.
Half Black/ Half Clear Vinyl w/ Black&White Splatter via Lay Bare Records 2022
Mireia Porto - Vocals/Guitar
Juanjo Ufarte - Drums
Óscar Soler – Bass