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The Chronicles of Israfel


Experimental/Post Metal

4.07 | 15 ratings

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5 stars The most innovative album I'ver heard in a long time

I must say I'm thankful now I'm the proud owner of such a beautiful album! The Chronicles Of Israfel is Dominic Cifarelli's solo project, a guitar player I didn't know until this, to be honest. Starborn, Tome I sounds like nothing I heard before, it's just it. Dark guitar tunes, awesome keyboard and strings arrangements, great and catchy bass lines that can be heard through the whole album, not like most guitar works out there, a very efficient drumming and flawless vocals, even though the singer is not amazing, he really does a good job.

As its name suggests, it's the first part (of three, as the author said) of the story of Israfel, a tormented boy in his travel to unveil his true self, discovering his superior inner design. There are songs fully sang, other instrumental and the most impressive thing is Cifarelli brothers work, I mean, the guitar and keyboard are superb, what a magnificient couple, it's clear they've known each other for their entire life.

Starborn, Tome I is much more than a progressive rock album, is an epic travel through obscure moods, violence and despair, but with a nice, sweet, addictive taste.

Top 10 best discoveries last year, deserves a 5 star rating. Materpiece.

painofdamnation | 5/5 |


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