Dalla Nebbia – Felix Culpa

a0382335239_10  I’m quite familiar with the sub-genres of the sub-genre of black metal, particularly progressive black metal and atmospheric black metal as I’ve heard a multitude of bands from those that were both awesome and not so awesome. But until today I had yet to run into a combination of those exact styles of black metal, that is until I heard Dalla Nebbia‘s sophomore album “Felix Culpa”. And before I go anywhere let me just say that I don’t think this album is amazing, but it is definitely something to check out because Dalla Nebbia has managed to create something so different and weird that it would be hard for me not to tell you that you should check out “Felix Culpa”. There are intense vocals stay true to black metal fashion, a unique flow to it that shows how progressive the album is, and just enough atmospheric effects to really set the mood and make things sound different while also extending the song in a few occasions which is definitely common for atmospheric black metal. The thing that doesn’t really allow “Felix Culpa” to be great for me is that there aren’t a lot of moments where it grabs my attention and wants to keep me listening, it’s the weirdness and oddity of the music that kept me listening which is debatable whether or not that’s a good thing. But at the end of this hour long album, Dalla Nebbia shows that they can really think outside of the box with their music to create something different but still something that is not fully developed yet.

You can listen to “Felix Culpa” in full on Bandcamp here, and stream the track, “Felix Culpa (Theodicy Corrupted)”, via YouTube below.

Track Listing:

  1. Memento Mori
  2. Until the Rain Subsides
  3. Abandoned Unto Sky
  4. Lament of Aokigahara
  5. The Banner of Defiance
  6. Not Within the Stone
  7. Felix Culpa (Theodicy Corrupted)
  8. Das Gelächter Gottes
  9. Paradise in Flames
  10. The Silent Transition