Quick Review: BLIZARO Cornucopia della Morte
As some of you have probably noticed, I'm obsessed with I, Voidhanger Records, in large part because their black metal catalog is virtually unmatched. Blizaro however shy away from the more traditional sounds lauded by I, Voidhanger and instead embraces a far more horrifying and doomy sound that captures the imagination of the listener with organic tones flowing into primal riffs that encapsulate the inherent madness of the human experience. What I'm trying to say is that Cornucopia della Morte is fucking WEIRD and I love it.
As a music writer, I hear all kinds of records daily, so when something truly unique and genre busting comes in, it definitely gives me food for thought and forces me to look deeper into the world of 'outer sound.' Project mastermind John Gallo has a weird and holistic understanding of horror doom. He conjures up Lovecraftian landscapes simply because his songwriting is that damn good. These songs rarely adhere to more traditional structures, instead opting for strange spiraling magic that guides you into worlds apart. Unfortunately the production values occasionally suffer and the record gets lost up its own ass, making you to step back and question why you got so deeply invested in the first place.
Blizaro is great because they create music that you can get fully lost in. There is something unearthly about Cornucopia della Morte that forces you to keep coming back for more. The brooding soundscapes and sense of primal evil keeps me in thrall. Blizaro understand the human psyche and when you press play, you gradually realize that there is no coming back. This is the end of all things, and if you're not ready for the apocalyptic terror that is wrought by this band now, then you may never will be.