If there’s someone who masters creating thematic narratives through only sonic landscapes and mere titles, without actually having someone shouting random words on top of everything, it’s instrumental post-rock/metal bands. And if there is an instrumental post-rock/metal act to demonstrate how fluently this can be done, it’d be Italy’s Threestepstotheocean, whose newest single we are happy to premiere for you today!
Threestepstotheocean‘s fifth album Del Fuoco will be released on September 4 through Antigony Records, with the track “Notte In Pieno Giorno” being available in advance from below. So without further fuzz, hit play and let your mind wander off onto higher planes to witness a skyline draped in fire, to be overwhelmed by the open space and immense pressure of contemplation, all of which can be found within the confines of this track.
“Notte In Pieno Giorno” (translated as “Night In Broad Daylight”) is a dynamic, immersive, and oh so melancholy piece of art – utilizing haunting and ponderous atmosphere throughout, whether advancing with a distinct pace or in a more subtle and delicate one. Mainly amassed from howling guitar leads, ambient swells, fragile piano, and rhythmic percussion, the dramatic track perfectly encapsulates the band in their current form. Speaking about the song, Threestepstotheocean themselves said the following:
‘An anguished, melancholic dirty blues ballad whirls around, turning into a haunted, ancestral crescendo: “Notte In Pieno Giorno” is the darkest song on the new album Del Fuoco.’
Circling back to my opening thoughts, painting a carefully crafted, colorful scenery with tangible emotional impact is exactly where Threestepstotheocean thrive, and fluently so. If you found home within the nuanced and versatile trek they offered with this track, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Bandcamp, to make sure you don’t miss a thing. And believe me, you don’t wanna.