Like a vortex swallowing the more vital parts of Italy itself, Derivae is an unbelievably brooding collection of crushing post-metal tracks which all possess an immense deal of an ominous atmosphere. The vocals go hand-in-hand with the seismic polyrhythms, whilst the production beautifully captures the mood of this very album. Nero di Marte is certainly one of those acts you want to be hearing again and again.
This is nasty - groovy post-metal with great atmosphere and interesting polyrhythms, and some shades of
Ulcerate. Very dark and haunting, and great attention to detail. Jury's still out on the vocals, but I think it'll
grow on me
Well this was quite the surprise! Post metal that hammers on the poly-rhythms of Meshuggah, filters a weird dissonance through the guitars of Ulcerate and rolls these elements into elongated Gojira jams.
"Three years in the making, "Derivae" was recorded, mixed and mastered using 100% analog and without use of any digital post-processing with Riccardo "Paso" Pasini at Studio73 (Ephel Duath, Void of Sleep)."
This is some dark and intense post metal. This album has very few quiet mellow sections and plenty of heavy dissonance. Almost reminds me of 'Given to the Rising' era Neurosis meets the darker sections of an Ulcerate album.