Fuoco Fatuo are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of black metal, sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2013 cassette compilation "2 EP"s In One Tape" which was released by Caligari Records.
"Alpha" which is also the first song on the compilation opens up with sound effects and spoken word parts and is used as an intro for the album along with some spoken word ritualistic parts and noise effects.
"Vuoto Nero" begins with heavy guitar riffs, death metal growls and black metal screams along with some drums and then the music goes into a blackened doom direction and you can also hear the bass guitars in certain sections of the song.
"L'Abisso" kicks in with drum beats and psychedelic style sound effects before adding in some dark sounding guitar riffs and a minute later the music gets heavier along with some black metal screams which also leads to some deep doom/death metal growls as well as the guitar riffing utilizing some melody as well as adding in evil sounding organs.
"33 Colpi Di Schizophrenia" opens up with black metal screams and heavy doom metal guitar and bass riffs along with some drums which also leads to some deep growls as well as adding in some evil sounding synths as well as some melodic guitar leads and the guitar riffing also utilizes some melody.
"Omega" which is an instrumental starts out with some classical guitars and synths in the background and the song is under a minute.
"Dentro L'Inferno" starts up with heavy doom metal guitar riffs and drums before adding in deep death metal growls and after awhile black metal vocals and powerful bass guitars start to kick in and you can also hear sludge and stoner rock elements and halfway through the song there is a brief use of early 70's rock/metal guitar leads as well as some early 90's death metal style melodies.
"Ley Nera" makes its way in with drums, doom metal guitar and bass riffs as well as some growls and black metal screams and the the guitars start utilizing some melody and halfway through the song guitar leads start coming in and out of the song and as the song moves on it goes into a faster direction for a few seconds along with some blast beats before slowing down again.
"Creatura" is an avant garde noise instrumental that is under a minute.
"Celeste" which is the last song on the compilation begins with heavy and melodic guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and after awhile deep growls and high pitched screams kick in along with some psychedelic effects before speeding up a bit in certain sections as well as adding in a brief use of blast beats and towards the end there is a brief use of guitar leads being utilized..
Song lyrics are written in Latin and cover esoteric themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Fuoco Fatuo are a very great sounding mixture of black metal, doom and sludge and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Alpha" "Dentro L'Inferno" and "Celeste". RECOMMENDED BUY.