Monday, September 15, 2014

Progenie Terrestre Pura - U.M.A. (2013)

Progenie Terrestre Pura are an Italian duo (one of whom plays bass for Urna, one of my favorite current doom metal bands) whose sound fuzes atmospheric black metal with twinkling, quasi-futuristic, sci-fi-esque synthesizers. Their first proper album, U.M.A. is all peaks and valleys: long, slow builds that eventually explode into flurries of blastbeats and tremolo picking. They're not the first black metal band to explore outer space -- Trist and Darkspace leap to mind -- but PTP's sound is brighter, less cacophonous, and more overtly psychedelic, thus making them likely to appeal to the bearded fans of so-called "post-metal" and "post-black metal", as well as fans of the aforementioned space explorers.

Head over to PTP's bandcamp, where you can pick up this album and a name-your-price two-song promo.

Track listing:
1. Progenie Terrestre Pura
2. Sovrarobotizzazione
3. La Terra Rossa di Marte
4. Droni
5. Sinapsi Divelte

"I may be synthetic, but I'm not stupid."


  1. Kosmonument by Oransi Pazazu is another truly wild black metal exploration of outer space, though not very similar to this album, trist, or darkspace. Check it out.

    1. @DEAR_SPIRIT:
      Brilliant stuff, this. Didn't know them, thanks for the tip. Transportative is not a word normally ascribed to black metal, but this earns that tag with vigor.

      Thanks for noting Oransi Pazazu. Killer stuff. I'll call out Atheist for anyone who wants to investigate technical death metal with jazz and classical flourishes.

  2. I'll toss in Sabbatariam as well.