Totenwagen is another proof of diversitiy and beauty of Italian undeground scene.
Hailing from the city of Naples, this is their third recording that came out in the end of January on the newly formed Herbivorous records. This trio plays avantguarde darkened punk hardcore. There is almost no guitar in the song structures, only distorted bass, drums and keyboards. The lyrics are in English, German, Italian and Naples dialect of Italian. I love the atmosphere of this band s music because it is so dark and gritty, added by harsh vocals and almost crusty d-beat drumming on some songs(“Nocturno punk”). This band has some great degree of originality and I would love to see them play the stuff live. The ominous keyboard element only add to the dense and almost foggy wet atmosphere of the songs and in some weird way remind me of early Goblin songs in the Dario Argento horror movie masterpieces. I loved the renaissance parts mixed with spaghetti western in the instrumental song “Nduvosck”. Needless to say that these keyboards add great deal of melodies instead of guitar and are in fact the main lines of the songs themselves. This is unusual but great punk and I am really glad that I discovered yet another gem in the dark crown of the underground music scene.
Follow the band: https://www.facebook.com/totenwagen/
Get the album: https://totenwagen.bandcamp.com/