Release date: 20-11-2007; Label: Candlelight Records
By: Sabine van Gameren
The Foreshadowing is a gothic/doom metal band from Rome, Italy. The band is
founded by Alessandro Pace, also known under the name Alex Vega of the band
Dope Stars Inc. “Days of Nothing” is their debut album.
The first thing which comes to mind when listening to this album is that their
style of music is much like the style of the latest releases of Katatonia. By
saying this, I mean that the instrumental part supports the deep, emotional
voice and the dark lyrics which are given straight from the heart of vocalist
Marco Benevento. It makes the emotional atmosphere complete and creates a situation
in which you are very likely to listen to the music and what he want to tell
Songs which stand out on this album are the first song “Cold Waste”
and “Days of Nothing”. “Cold Waste” stands out because of
the start. It starts off quite calm and when the vocals come in, the drama is
set immediately. In “Days of Nothing” this concept is repeated, but
it starts a little faster.
The music of The Foreshadowing is not the music you put on when looking for
a background sound, it demands more intensive listening.
The album contains ten songs with a total length of 52 minutes. Within these
52 minutes you will enjoy the typical doom atmosphere and you will never regret
the purchase of this album.
Getting back to the fact that this album is the debut album of this band, I
wonder what we can expect from them in the future.
Marco Benevento – Vocals
Andrea Chiodetti – Guitars
Alessandro Pace – Guitars
Francesco Sosto – Keyboards & backing vocals
Davide Pesola – Bass
Jonah Padella – Drums
| 01. Cold Waste
02. The Wandering
03. Death is Our Freedom
06. Last Minute Train
08. The Fall
09. Days of Nothing
10. Into the Lips of the Earth