Friday, October 21, 2016

TUTTI I COLORI DEL BUIO - Initiation Into Nothingness

Tutti I Colori Del Buio - Initiation Into Nothingness (2016, Bare Teeth Records)

TUTTI I COLORI DEL BUIO began at the end of 2013 in Turin, Italy, from four friends previously involved in such bands as Marmore, Last Minute To Jaffna, and Magdalene, all active and known within the Italian scene.

Powerviolence is a genre that was brought back to somewhat popularity with Nails recently but that is a hybrid of Hardcore Punk, Grindcore, and Crossover. Never far from 1980’s punk and D-beat (obviously think of Discharge), such legendary acts like Spazz have paved the way for further bands like Tutti I Colori Del Buio.

Inspired by the huge movement of Giallo films of the 1970’s and 1980’s most notably of directors Michele Soavi, Lamberto Bava and Dario Argento, this genre was slasher Horror with overbearing aesthetics and sublime mise en scène. Back to our Italian Powerviolence band, their message is also based on a socio-political critic; the source of Hardcore Punk itself à la Minor Threat and Black Flag.

With the genre itself, comes many patterns, one of them is the poor production quality and the uneven sound mixing. While in some genres it is kvlt to sound like shit, in the one in question here it is more or less a way to be DIY even if this expression has been used like a eighty years old hooker.

Overall, I think this is a decent album that at 27 minutes is not feeling long but at the same time it doesn’t feel like it should be longer. TICDB don’t inspire us to ask for another piece, it is not a suplice or a difficult album. It is a bit middle of the road and if it was not for the song ‘’Tutti I Colori Del Buio’’, it would have been a very homogeneous and one trick song (read here pony) record. Song to check : ‘’More Than Sartre, Less Than Allin’’.


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