Friday, 29 May 2020

STREGA MORTA

BandSTREGA MORTA
GenresPunk / Hardcore / Screamo / Skramz
Related artists: Back When, Caught In The Fall, Hercules, Powerslop and Eyes Of Verotika.
Country: Omaha, Nebraska U.S.A.
Years Active2019-present
Song: "Hedge Apple"
Album: "Demo"
Year: 2019
For fans ofCaught In The Fall, Eyes Of Verotika, D'Amore, Synodus Horrenda, Under Glass and Karloff.
Label(s): Self Released
This post's artist is from the April 2020 Mix. This is track #2.
You can download: the May 2020 Mix#5 right here or get the new June 2020 Mix#6 here.

I was sent STREGA MORTA by Aaron Broveak, as it is his solo screamo project that was recorded in January of 2019, releasing 'Demo' the following month. Who's Aaron Broveak? Well holy shit, he played in Back When, Caught In The Fall, Eyes Of Verotika, and if none of those names ring a bell you got some mad homework, my friend.

'Demo' houses four songs, all of which focus a combination of raw hardcore, screamo and the occasional death growl. It opens with "Blossom", a callback to the Caught In The Fall days of Omaha screamo. The rhythmic shifts and dual vocals are awesome, with a very sick groove transition just before half-way through and pretty aggressive subsequent behaviour. "Hedge Apple" is next and my pick for strongest track, as it lays on some seriously driving, cathartic and explosive screamo following its one-minute ambient intro. "Levitation / / Mediation" is by far the most somber of the lot at 2:04 of distant, discordant, ambient and experimental screamo that leads nicely into closer "Preghiera Delle Streghe". At 1:22 this thing is a fucking beast, complete with some massive drums, ridiculous timing and a shit-ton of back-and-forth screaming/growling, making it the most chaotic and least accessible song here...so it's one of the best!

We'll see what's in store for Aaron later this year, as I'm hoping he'll have time to write a follow-up during the quarantine. Fantastic demo.

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DISCOGRAPHY

2019 - Demo digitalEP (stream/donate/download here)

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(2020) STREGA MORTA - "Hedge Apple" (from 'Demo')

(2020) STREGA MORTA - "Preghiera Delle Streghe OR Blossom" (from 'Demo')

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STREGA MORTA additional links
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