Noia: ”Desolating Blaze” LP
Finally arrived and ready for order!
"Desolating Blaze" is already the sixth album by the Italian three-piece. Their formerly wild mix of speed metal deeply rooted in d-beat and hardcore punk has boiled down to a typical and unique Noia sound: a fierce old-school thrash beast with a striking black metal backbone and some classic 80s influences.
With its pure Norwegian style black metal parts, the record could be considered the darkest and grimmest they ever wrote, but it also shows the band marking some new stylistic territory with slow atmospheric songs. Noia 2022 put an emphasis on finding the sweet spot between brutal and technical to create great individual songs instead of just following the formula of specific genres – all tracks stand on their own and still manage to represent the band’s wide range. The album features a polished but organic analog sound, which gives the music just the right production without sounding deliberately underground-cheap; meaning it′s heavy as hell but doesn′t try too hard to display some trendy idea of ultra-backward black/thrash.
In short: if you’re both into raw old-school black metal and authentic, skilled speed-thrash beyond the played-out retro hype you get to hear every day, Noia’s "Desolating Blaze" has six tailor-made anthems waiting for you!