Genre: Black Doom Post Wave Metal
For Fans Of: Electric Wizard, Darkthrone, The Devil’s Blood
Ponte Del Diavolo bridges the gap between two separate worlds. After all, the band are named after the real “Bridge of the Devil”, a pointedly steep road that medieval peasants had to cross on their way to Italy.
Though formed out of a friendly jam session, the five members of Ponte Del Diavolo already made for quite the eclectic pairing when they officially banded together during the winter of 2020 in Turin, the finely cultivated Italian metropolis. Whereas most metal bands are spearheaded by dueling guitars, this one writhes on the slick-yet-scaly back of not one but two bassists.
Their debut album, Fire Blades from the Tomb forges classic, cultish doom metal with modern bents of post-punk and dark wave. Lead single and opening track “Demone” is whipped along by a boiled black bassline. Heck, you could mistake Erba del Diavolo for Siouxsie Soux, the way she cooly flips between frantic talk-singing and bleak, seductive croons.
Cross over into the Italian dark arts with Ponte Del Diavolo.
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4. La Razza
5. Nocturnal Veil
7. The Weeping Song