Italian black metal – kinda scary looking fellas too!
“Lupercalia” is the full length album by Italian pagan black metal horde SELVANS; their second offering after February’s debut mini cd ‚Clangores Plenilunio’.
After almost a year spent on the road countrywise playing tens concerts in support of the newly formed band and the debut mini, Selvans entered again the studio to record a real complex album.
Lupercalia sees again the band dwelling between keyboards-led symphonic black metal and atmospheric folk themes although not missing, not even for a minute, their aggressive and black metal rooted origins. Keyboards are again leading the italian wolves, pleasantly reminding us a certain symphonic black metal from the 90’s that nobody almost play anymore, as well as their stunning folk music parts, performed with real traditional instrumentation, that show up every now and then.
3. O Clitumne!
4. Hirpi Sorani
Running Time: 61 minutes