Review MARIANGELA DEMURTAS ‘Dark Ability’ – EP

Mariangela Demurtas, the name might sound familiar for the one of the other since she is the female voice of Norwegian symphonic metal outfit Tristania. The singer from Sardinia was also guest singer for bands like Moonspell and Dark Tranquility. These days Demurtas releases with ‘Dark Ability’ a solo effort that features four beautiful songs.

Instead of hard-hitting drums and roaring guitars the gentle tones are in forefront on this EP. With her voice in the spotlight Demurtas wrote soulful pieces of music that are touching from start to finish.

‘City’, that is the title of the calm and piano-based opener. The songs unfold its beauty right away and the moment the voice appears it is goosebump-time. Atmosphere and melancholy, that is what makes the tune to a great and touching song.

The opener also sets the tone of voice for the other three tracks on this mini album. ‘Classic’ and ‘Crosstime’ follow the same scheme when it comes to the dark expression. Especially ‘Crosstime’ is an excellently done song especially the moment the mood slightly adjusts along the way. ‘Crosstime’ doesn’t turn into a song with a happy flow and still represents some light-hearted hope and sun at the end of the line.

Gifted with a great voice the Sardinian singer has the ability to put deep emotions into like the closing chapter ‘Forgiverance’. With an almost fragile voice Demurtas creates emotions you can’t escape from.

‘Dark Ability’ is an EP that showcases a great voice in metal and beyond. Mariangela Demurtas managed to create a beautiful mini album with songs that go straight to the heart.

Rating: 8 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  1. City
  2. Classic
  3. Crosstime
  4. Forgivernance

Label: Self-released

Genre: Dark Pop

Release Date EU: February 11th, 2022

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