FERUM "Asunder / Erode" CD (Avantgarde Music 2022)
Ferum is a death doom metal band originated in Italy, but now scattered over two countries. Asunder / Erode, the band’s debut album, is an obsessive and monolithic record. Slow, funereal riffs are tied to faster, sharper parts, while harmonized melodies and solos paint a cavernous atmosphere. The drums wisely marches, moving from the background into the spotlight, always followed by the bass guitar.
Conceptually, Asunder / Erode is a journey that explores the idea of separation and its dichotomy, up to erosion and collapse.
This is represented in a morbid and extreme way by the cover by Maestro Paolo Girardi. The choice of oil on canvas follows the same logic of the analogue mix: to make the whole as natural, as real as possible, and to pay homage to the influences that inspired Ferum, by reinterpreting them.