MISANTROPUS - ITALY

LP-EP (2003) - 2011 - Doomymood
LP (2012) – 2013 - Doomymood
The Gnomes – 2015 - Minotauro


  
 
Members

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G= Doomraiser>>ALESSIO SANNITI>>Doomraiser
B= VINCENZO SANNITI
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History

The mostly instrumental doom band was formed in April,1998 in Latina (near Rome, Italy) by brothers Alessio (guitar) and Vincenzo (bass) Sanniti. The band was influenced by Paul Chain and doom metal bands. At that time the brothers had ten years of musical experience, playing together and collaborating since 1988 in various heavy metal and punk/hardcore bands. A self-titled demo appeared in 1998. The year 2000 brought Misantropus (I), while Misantropus (II) followed two years later. To stay consistent the act issued a 2003 7” called Misantropus.

Doomymood Records issued new songs and the older tracks as one record in 2011. A full-elngth appeared in 2015, which was issued by Minotauro Records.

Reviews

MISANTROPUS - THE GNOMES - MINOTAURO RECORDS  
Brothers Sanniti, Alessio and Vincenzo, formed Misantropus in 1998 when they already had ten years of musical experience. A four track doom/death demo that year was followed in 2000 with a 10-song instrumental album. In 2003 the band released a two track self-titled EP and it featured the only vocals in Misantropus' history, by Francesca Luce. The four tracks here are 35 minutes worth of instrumental "green" doom and come after 2013's Noeh-7. The Gnomes (Ariel) is over nine minutes of constant doomy heavy riffs. The Salamander (Mikhael) takes off where the previous song left off. There is little in the form of variation here with Alessio taking on drum duties here the two brothers do Hellhammer, early Celtic Frost sounds and riffs mixed with a Saint Vitus or two but offer few little else. Sometimes the running riffs come out reminiscent of Obituary, Redneck Stomp for one, too. Elfs (Raphael) is the 13 minute long fourth song and still manages to remain mostly constant for seven minutes before descending into something akin to subterranean sounds. – Anna Tergel




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