Fuoco Fatuo are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of black metal, doom and sludge and this is a review of their 2014 cassette "The Viper Slithers In The Ashes Of What Remains" which was released by Caligari Records.
The cassette starts out with dark sound effects and after a couple of minutes the music goes into an early 90's doom/death metal sound along with some growls and after awhile dark soudning melodies make their way into the recording.
When the cassette goes into other songs the band sticks mostly to a doom/death metal direction while also bringing in elements of sludge and black metal which can be heard mostly in the mid paced parts into certain sections of the recording.
With this recording Fucoco Fatuo go for more of the early 90's doom/death metal sound while still having some small amounts of black metal and sludge and they create a sound that is very heavy, dark and old school, with this cassette.
Song lyrics cover darkness and desolation themes, while the production has a very heavy, dark and old school sound along with all of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Fuoco Fatuo and if you are a fan of old school doom/death metal with element s of black metal and sludge, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ancestral Devouring Anxiety" and "Eternal Transcendence Into Nothingness". 8/5 out of 10.