DARK REDEEMER - INTO THE DEEP BLACK - Reviewed By All Around Metal! Saturday September 25 2021, 6:36 PM
DARK REDEEMER - INTO THE DEEP BLACK - Reviewed By All Around Metal!

DARK REDEEMER - INTO THE DEEP BLACK - Reviewed By All Around Metal ! Check it out here at this link: https://www.allaroundmetal.com/component/content/article/26-releases/8845-dalla-tomba-degli-aleph-sorgono-i-dark-redeemer

Until 2018 there were Aleph, a band from Bergamo that had made a certain name in the Italian underground resulting in one of the leading bands of the Italian extreme undergrowth; in 2018, precisely, the dissolution, but today the Aleph rise from the grave with the name Dark Redeemer. Only guitarist Hypnos is missing, but otherwise the Dark Redeemer line-up is made up of the four remaining members of the old line-up, which debuts in this new guise thanks to Blasphemous Records with this "Into the Deep Black". Evidently Dave Battaglia, Antonio Ceresoli, Giulio Gasperini and Manuel Togni still had more to say, and they do so without forgetting the sinister atmospheres given by the horrific keyboards of Gasperini, but shifting their sounds to a more raw and direct Death Metal, son of influences ranging from the ferocious accelerations of the Swedish school (Dismember, Grave, Entombed ... the usual in short) and the colossal American rockiness (Autopsy, Immolation, Morbid Angel). And the result is this second debut, an album that, as easily undert, aims more than in the past at a very brazen and granitic approach, in which perhaps there still seems to be something to be definitively fine-tuned, but that knows very well how to strike, flooding the listener with a cascade of riffs whose sounds are totally devoted to the old school of Stockholm; and to complete the fresco we find a rhythm section perfectly in the ball, with the Pair Togni / Ceresoli that offer an impeccable performance by building an impenetrable sound wall. The Zombie squadron composed of the four musicians thus moves between archaic pieces, among which undoubtedly stand out the opener "TMC" and the highlight of the album, the third track "Killing Ritual", the song in which most of all we find the elements that make up the sounds of Ours, from the furious Swedish Death to the theatrical singing of Dave Battaglia, up to the keyboards that give that touch of a soundtrack from Zombie Movie romeriano, which we imagine is the ultimate goal of the orobic act. The skull that emerges from the Dark Redeemer logo is the main symbol of this new life of the aleph era: dark Redeemer, while bringing some elements of the old band as a dowry, are a completely new reality in its own right, a more compact and square evolution than what was their first incarnation with the last album "Thanatos". As mentioned, there is just something to fix in the songwriting phase, but the path taken seems to be the right one. In short, the first one is good, but given the musicians involved it will be reasonable to expect considerable progress in the future. - All Around Metal


Blasphemous Records is proud to announce DARK REDEEMER’s signing of the contract. They will join the band roster of Music for the Masses Group.

Born out of the ashes of the Bergamo (Italy)-based Death Metal band ALEPH, DARK REDEEMER will make its debut on September 24th   2021 with the full length “INTO THE DEEP BLACK”. An album with 9 old school sick, dark and violent tracks which will satisfy the fans of Obituary, Morbid Angel, Autopsy, Dismember,  early Entombed  and Celtic Frost. 

The album will be distributed by Sleaszy Music (USA), Code 7 (Europe), Wormhole Death Japan, Fans and Bands (Mexico), Egea Music (Italy) and digitally on all digital music stores. The promotion will be entrusted to Metal Devastation USA, Grand Sounds (Europe) and Mazzarella Press Office (Italy).

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DARK REDEEMER were born in the summer of 2018 out of the ashes of Aleph, a band devoted to an obscure, progressive death metal band that released four albums between 2006 and 2018. In spite of the great response, both by the fans and the press (Aleph were the Metal Hammer new Italian band of the year in 2006), and their live performances (with standings like Dismember, Necrodeath, Vision Divine and more), the four deathsters decided it was time to overturn their soundscape: the style of DARK REDEEMER was forged in the encounter of the impactful late 80s-early 90s Swedish Death Metal chainsaw-wall-of-sound of Grave, Dismember and Entombed and the mindset, the structures and the sick harmonies of the coeval U.S. scene (Obituary, Morbid Angel, Immolation), passing through the Great Founding Fathers, Celtic Frost. The outcome of it is an uncompromising, uptempo, relentless sonic assault which trasures the lessons given in the last 20-30 years in extreme metal music. And very old-school, indeed.

DARK REDEEMER leaves the listener breathless, dragging him/her into a mighty maelstrom of musical, lyrical violence and malignance. Thus, a return to the roots of the “Sound of Death”, more straightforward than ever and relieved of the progressive divagations which were pivotal in the band’s previous incarnation.

DARK REDEEMER’s debut album, “INTO THE DEEP BLACK” is scheduled for worldwide release on September, 24th by BLASPHEMOUS RECORDS. It will be distributed by: Sleazy Records (USA), Code 7 (Europe), Wormhole Death Japan, Fans and Bands (Mexico), Egea Music (Italy) and digitally on all digital music stores worldwide. The album’s promotion is entrusted to Metal Devastation USA, Grand Sounds (Europe) e Mazzarella Press Office (Italy).



Dave Battaglia – vocals, guitar
Manuel Togni – drums
Giulio Gasperini – Keyboards
Antonio Ceresoli – bass



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