Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Hump Day Hot Ticket: Walk in Darkness “Walk Like Heroes”
In my entry last week, I mentioned that Italy has produced some great bands on the European metal scene. The name of this blog is a tribute to one of my favorite Italian bands, Lacuna Coil. So for the second week in a row I am turning my attention towards Italy, and sharing some more music with you that I think deserves some recognition.
Described as “mysterious gothic metal”, Walk in Darkness has a similar characteristic to another band I wrote about several weeks ago, Hail Sagan. Like Hail Sagan, Walk in Darkness consists of musicians that keep their identities private; using long, hooded cloaks to conceal themselves, and allowing their female vocalist to stand out as the identifiable member of the group. In the case of Walk in Darkness, the female voice belongs to Nicoletta Rosellini, who is also the frontwoman of another Italian band, Kalidia. Nicoletta is creadited as a guest vocalist, but it is her face that is seen in their music videos.
The band’s latest video for “Walk Like Heroes” is a dark, doomy tune that features contrasting images of Nicoletta riding around in a huge limousine on a sunny day, yet she is alone and pensive among the bright imagery. The other image is of the band performing in a dim, dank dwelling; while Nicoletta stands in a foggy archway, dressed in black and looking completely at ease among the dark imagery.
For more information on Walk in Darkness, visit the band’s official website.