The Magik Way are a band from Italy that has been featured before in this zine and the musical style moves away from the avant garde black metal style of previous recordings to focus more on an experimental and avant garde style of ritualistic occult music and this is a review of their 2015 album 'Curve Sternum" which will be released on May 11th by Sad Sun Music.
Clock sounds start off the album along with some acoustic guitars a few seconds later and after awhile spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of some of the songs and when synths are utilized they give the recording more of a gothic feeling and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
As the album progresses the music starts getting more experimental, avant garde and ritualistic sounding while also adding in clean yet semi distorted guitars at times and the songs also bring in a good amount of melodic vocals and chants and none of the songs have the heaviness or extreme metal elements of previous recordings but you can hear some grim elements in the vocals at times that are very close to black metal..
The Magik Way moves away from the black metal sound of previous recordings to create an album that is more in ritualistic, avant garde and experimental direction along with a touch of neo folk, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics are written in Italian and cover Quabilistic, Occult and Esoteric themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Magik Way and if you are a fan of ritualistic occult music, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "La Mano Raccolglie" "Yod-He-Vau-He" and "In Alto Come In Basso". 8 out of 10.