The quiet, subdued moments on this album really punctuate and draw contrast to the truly massive, heavier portions. There is so much dynamic movement here that it takes my breathe away at each turn. The Haunting Green have created a stunning, chilling, and stirring atmosphere that is as compelling as it is devastating.
Favorite track: Where Nothing Grows.
Obstacle of Affliction
This album is like a black hole. It devours you and even light into its dense center and will not release you until you come out at the end. To say it has atmosphere and emotion is putting it lightly. Excellent work!
Favorite track: The Void Above.
Solid progression from their 2014 debut EP; more focused, disciplined, and well-integrated. Love the off-kilter approach to doom and foregrounding of powerful, super-tight drumming from Chantal. Feel is nicely disorienting and disquieting, like wandering alone at night in a seemingly abandoned city or forest with misty rain coming down and the sounds of unseen beings scuttling in the shadows surrounding you.
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The Haunting Green are Cristiano Perin (vocals, guitars, synthesizers) and Chantal Fresco (drums and percussions). Formed in 2012 and based on North-East Italy, their music is constantly going in the direction of a coexistence within the aggressive vibes of extreme metal with ambient-drone and dark electronic music.
After a debut EP and collaborative split album, “Natural Extinctions”is their first full-length album which explores the inability of human beings to preserve their innocence and the bond with nature during their existence. The focus on “Natural Extinctions” is to merge extreme metal with the suggestive language of drone / ambient and ritual music, highlighting in some ways the "percussive" side of their music. This isn't an ordinary concept album but, actually, there is a hidden thread connecting the 7 tracks, relating the inevitable destiny of every human being to inhibit, suppress and lose, along his life, some of the most pure and atavistic aspects of their own soul, to adapt and live with the hostile environment that surrounds him. Adaptability on the one hand strengthens and leads to move forward, but, on the other hand, corrupts and makes us lose the most spiritual and pure side of us: the most precious.
Recorded Mixed, and Mastered at El Fish Recording Studio and with the cover art illustrated by Jessica Rassi (The Giant Lab), “Natural Extinctions” will be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records on a 6 panel digipack with an accompanying all-weather sticker on March 5, 2019.
Cristiano Perin - Vocals, Guitars, Synthesizers
Chantal Fresco - Drums and Percussions
Recorded, mixed and mastered at El Fish Recording Studio (www.elfish.it)
Guitar and Bass recorded by Marco Verardo at YourOhm studio
Piano in “Where Nothing Grows” by Fabio Cuomo (fabiocuomo.bandcamp.com)
"If there’s one thing at which The Haunting Green truly excel, it’s the way they build tension through a combination of mood, melody, and atmosphere."
-Indy Metal Vault
"The overall result is a modern album with an ancient taste, exalting the stress on the atavistic long for an irrecoverable innocence that men seem doomed to ravish. Each song becomes, in this sense, a poetic reflection that moves between the feral and the pure, combining black metal shrieks and fine melodies, all supported by a dynamic drumming."
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