Coil Commemorate Enslave – Maxima Moralia Sovraumanita

Rating:  3.5/5
Distributor/label: Land of Fog
Released: 2015
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Band line-up:


Consalvo – Guitars, Drums, Lyrics
Tevildo – Vocals


1.      Intro
2.      Turbine Tragico
3.      Her Dancing Eyes
4.      Apologia Dell’orgia
5.      Il Nulla Senza Tregua


Sinister, operatic, fear inducing and static. That’s how I felt when I tuned into the new EP from Italy’s Coil Commemorate Enslave, Maxima Moralia Sovraumanita. I was expecting an atmospheric piece similar to Australia’s Midnight Odyssey, but I was much mistaken for this is a brash and nicely cut piece of straightforward Italian BM.

This is a band who sing about Philosophy and Italian poetry, and the first full track ‘Turbine Tragico’ personifies an existential crisis with its confusing shifts in time signatures and then sends a rumble of drums to make you shiver and the vocals showcase enough talent to make you feel like you’re drowning in a tide of anxiety and depression.

‘Her Dancing Eyes’ is a six minute instrumental that carries of a slightly psychedelic guitar so I had Jim Morrison and Nachtmystium on my mind when listening through. I love a band who aren’t scared to show off their wide range of musical tastes so this one impressed me.

‘Apologia Dell’orgia’ then takes you on a nine minute ride with a somewhat disturbing bluegrass opening which made me think of the Midwest. Vertigo is then induced by the blend of the guitars and drums to make that drone which only black metal’s mix of tremolos, riffs and accented blasts can create. Eventually we are brought back to reality having been in a blackened wonderland for nearly 10 minutes.

The final track sounded a lot like Vreid to me, something suitable for those who like some black n roll or punk infused black metal. Being able to show your wide range of musical influences in such a short time is something very impressive and I thank this duo for letting us enjoy that.

Review by Demitri Levantis