Reviewed by: Dave Wolff
Posted on July 2014
This Italian band has potential to redefine extreme metal if they continue to develop what I heard on this full length. Controsigillo was formed by vocalist Enrico Pulze and guitarist Simone Costadone back in 1999, and the working relationship they have forged since then shows in these nine tracks, with little room for doubt as to the band’s abilities. This is an eclectic collection of riffs, time changes and sounds and you don’t hear the same ideas twice while checking it out. What came of putting all these together makes you feel you have experienced something truly unique. Between the brief introduction, “Crop Circles,” “Arabian Chaos (2012 remake)” and “Experiment 3.9.1. (2012 remake)” to name just a handful, there is something appealing to fans of thrash, progressive metal, gothic metal and many more sub-genres of metal. The guitar solos complement this variety in a manner deserving of many above-ground bands you were familiar with in the 80s. To fully appreciate Controsigillo you have to hear this with your own ears.