Organ, a trip among Doom and atmospheres

ORGAN – Eterno

Band: Organ
Title: Eterno
Year: 2018
Country: Italy
Label: Self-Released
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  1. Aidel
  2. Faithless
  3. Decadence

Eterno is Organ‘s second studio work (following Tetro, their 2015 debut album), a Belluno-based quartet formed by musicians already active in other more or less established bands in the Northeast Italian panorama. A three-track EP that – even if less than half an hour long – puts more than interesting things on the table, and makes the band run for a respectable place within an expanding scene. Nevertheless, they don’t seem to have exhausted the source of their inspiration yet.

The opening is entrusted to “Aidel” and to a majestic and solemn doom metal with almost liturgical features, dilated by disturbing and enveloping atmospheres, which end up becoming crystallized in acidic and nervous progressions with a post-metal flavor. As the minutes pass, the riffs gradually become more caustic, leading to a muddy and dark marsh (“Faithless”) whose depth reveals a doom soul that touches on sludge boundaries. The landscape we are admiring is punctuated with black and threatening monoliths witnessing a cold and austere ruin, a real musical nightmare that could perfectly combine with the imagery that would have certainly made a certain writer of Providence proud.

The total absence of vocals gives even more the idea of an asphyxiated and oppressive dimension, although “Decadence” has a more accentuated dynamism and greater variations in the melodic canvas: these elements, together with a thunderous rhythmic apparatus, seem to be wanting to plunge into a less alien and more human, nervous and painful universe. Specifically, this episode could even remind us the deep malaise evoked by Amenra, while still remaining distant from the unreachable expressive ability of the Belgian group.

Eterno is a work of excellent quality, inspired and characterized by an atmospheric footprint of absolute depth. I do not deny that I would have liked to test it myself with a higher minutage, as I am convinced that such albums need more consistency to allow the listener to taste longer and deeper that sour taste of worn out and impressive alienation. I hope, therefore, that we may have soon to deal with an album featuring more tracks, so that we can still confirm the great potential of a band that seems to have great things to say, even in a musical current that is now crowded enough to have become a boundless sea.