Tuesday 9 March 2021

1782 - From The Graveyard (Album Review)

Release date: March 26th 2021. Label: Heavy Psych Sounds. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl

From The Graveyard – Tracklisting

1.Evocationis (intro)
2.The Chosen One
4.Black Void
6.Priestess Of Death
7.Seven Priests
8.In Requiem


Marco Nieddu – Vocals, Guitar
Gabriele Fancellu – Drums
Francesco Pintore – Bass


Greetings all,

Way back in 2019, it seems like a lifetime, but only a couple years back, the band 1782 came out of nowhere unleashing their monstrous self titled debut. It was one of my absolute favorite albums of that year. The Italian doom titans return this year with their even more impressive, louder follow up. I couldn't be more excited.

The band's ominous style of pure doom sounds even more relevant and unnerving now with things the way they are.

From the graveyard is loaded with monstrous riff upon monstrous riff. I was reminded on quite a few occasions of early Electric Wizard. The band's sound, while of the traditional doom sense, is straight forward and intense. This new record is a step up production wise from their first. Although I'm not always a fan of that, as I dig lo-fi production myself, it serves the band well. Also, the band has expanded from a duo to a full fledged power trio. From the graveyard is full of dark lyrical imagery when coupled with the band's equally dark and heavy sound it quickly sends the listener to the darkest corners of our mind, right where we want to be.

The album opens with the intro/Evocations, a brief, but ominous set of church bells tolling. The record then explodes into The Chosen One with a big blast of fuzzed out riffage. The onslaught continues with Bloodline. The song opens with an ominous bass intro that brings the drums and fuzz guitar to full bloom. The impressive Black Void follows. Soaked in feedback and a slow drum and bass opening that brings this lumbering behemoth to life, rocking to the point when a dark moody organ solo quiets this beast. Up next is the riff heavy Inferno that pummels to a breakdown then comes back from the dead to finish the job. 

Priestess of Death brings a monstrous repetitive riff that is as fiery as it is hypnotic. Seven Priests carries the torch with a heavy slow intro that (d)evolves into a pool of dissonant riffage. The record closes with the epic cosmic closer, In Requiem. A sludgy bass intro again brings in the monster riff and massive drums that are now accompanied by somewhat ethereal chanting. The song spins into effects heavy way before closing on a dark, monstrous note.

There is definitely no sophomore slump 1782. From the Graveyard is an early ROTY candidate for me. If you need your doom dark and heavy, this is where you find it. If you haven't already, check out the band's debut and darken the room with that and this beast. You will not be disappointed!

Words by Todd S -  @alltheghoststhathauntyou

Thanks to Purple Sage PR and All Noir PR for the promo. 

From The Graveyard will be available to buy on CD/DD/Vinyl via Heavy Psych Sounds Records from March 26th 2021.