Label: Heavy Psych Sounds
Hailing from Italy, 1782 have presented us with their first homonymous album, 1782. The label, Heavy Psych Sounds, did a good job drafting these guys and it seems that Italy is presenting it’s guns on a Doom and Stoner musical scene. They are a dynamic duo, Marco Nieddu and Gabriele Fancelu, that just gathered in band in December 2019, but it looks like they are playing since 1782, really! Why the year? It was the last year a witch, Ana Göldi, was tried for witchcraft. And killed. They did a solid job to pass that 18th Century vibe and a ultimate respect for witches in general.
The “Intro” has bells and fire cracking and sets the mood to it. “Night of Draculia” has the heavy deep riffs and a sound that resembles the unholy but the kick is really felt with “The Spell (Malefecium Vitae)” with the echoey vocals coming to praise lucifer in the dusk. Stoner and doom riffs to be expected with a brilliant finalization with the bass guitar. “She’s a witch” features a friend, Gabriele Fiori from a band called Black Rainbows. This was the chosen track for a single released in January, 2019. And rightfully so, since the track does very well the trick. “Black Sunday” sounds like the same bell, setting a rhythm that resembles the bells from the “intro”, truth be told, there is not much variation there and serves it’s hypnotic goal. After that, “Oh Mary” works as well in the same notes, although adding some motor like riffs towards the end of the track. The only instrumental track, “1782” is also the longest, but while in a slow tempo is all but boring, ending in their original creations with keyboards. I say original creation because the last track is a tribute Pink Floyd, with a cover of their brilliant track “Celestial Voices” from 1968, following the keyboard inspiration. And it was a great way to send us away with a voices from the sky.
To finish, the album is very pleasant. The duo does a proper job in their first full length album and we can only hope that their second and third album are as good as this. Praise the witches! I want to see them live, but they might need more tracks to do a proper show. We will wait patiently and see what’s next.
- Marco Nieddu (vocals, guitar, bass)
- Gabriele Fancellu (drums, backing vocals)
02. Night of Draculia
03. The Spell (Maleficium Vitae)
04. She Was a Witch
05. Black Sunday
06. Oh Mary
08. Celestial Voices (Pink Floyd Cover)