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Friday, February 1, 2013
New Band To Burn One To: VAREGO
HEAVY PLANET presents...VAREGO!
Vàrego is a new Italian entity formed by five musicians, veterans of the underground music circuit. Born in 2009 with a sound briefly compared to various post-metal genres, the band worked with the producer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Melvins, High on Fire, among others) for the debut album "Tvmvltvm" out in July 2012.
"With unrelentless precision and fury, this beast known as Varego is set to unleash upon you. On their latest release "Tvmvltvm", these progressive sludge metallists from Italy warp your mind with an eclectic mix of metal that runs rampant through your veins and poisons your soul. Wonderfully produced by none other than Billy Anderson, the band's sound is encapsulated through it's use of thoughtful experimentation, tight musicianship, and complex song structures. Typically unheard of from a post-metal sludge outfit, the songs for the most part are short and sweet with the album closer "Shapes of Beauty" being the longest track clocking in at 6:32. The sound of the album is rich and full with spatterings of quirkiness mixed in amongst the albums ten tracks. Vocals range from angelic overdubbed harmonies to blood-curdling death howls, intensifying the dynamics and overall depth of the album. Highlighting this album are the tracks "Horror in the Sky", "Cataclysm and Mutation", and the album's first single "Soul to Devour".