Gabriele Gramaglia, the young Italian artist behind SUMMIT - which debuted on I, Voidhanger Records in 2016 - is back on the scene with his oldest project, THE CLEARING PATH and with a pivotal release enclosing the circle of the otherworldly concept begun with the previous full-length, “Watershed Between Earth and Firmament” (2015).
This time the music evolves in a way more complex opus which ranges from hellacious riffs and tremendous shrieks to atmospheric and meticulous progressions and passages of lucid insanity, exploring the most distant landscapes of the unknown cosmos and the most benighted and metaphysical aspects of the Universe, imprinting into the listener a profound sense of dismay and contemplation.
The result is “Watershed Between Firmament And The Realm of Hyperborea”, a powerful and relentless album, variegated and eclectic yet organic and solid. A stellar work of extreme, dissonant metal madness, with ambient drifts and thoughtful soundscapes.
released December 8, 2017
THE CLEARING PATH is:
Gabriele Gramaglia - all instruments and vocals
Recorded during winter 2016/2017 by Gabriele Gramaglia
Main Guitars reamped by Colin Marston in Thousand Caves Studio
Mixed by Stefano Lattanzio and Gabriele Gramaglia
Mastered at Sweetspot Studio in Athens
Parts of lyrics readapted from Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy
Cover art by Altar of Sorrow
Layout bt Francesco Gemelli
supported by 4 fans who also own “Watershed Between Firmament And The Realm of Hyperborea”
This albums is literally the sound of chaos, yet from time to times embryos of beautiful melodies rise above this putrescent pit of noise, as if the band itself had not completely given up on hope. A killer release! Manako
"Curse These Metal Hands" parlays the UK bands' chemistry into a record which—for all its tinnitus-inducing ferocity and elegiac arrangements—practically drips with transcendent joy. Bandcamp Album of the Day Aug 18, 2019