Italian gothic metalcore group Levania return after a short hiatus with their new mini-EP, Episode 0, released via Sliptrick Records in online digital format on August 2nd.
The EP opens up with Abyss, a song that addresses the issue of depression, analyzing how one can become slaves to one’s demons. Abyss also addresses the issue of moral hazard, when one has to choose how to deal with discomfort. This is followed with Reflections which talks about the all-Italian problem of functional illiteracy. Man is a social animal but if he is not educated, he will remain an animal moved by primitive instincts. In this society appearance is more important than education, and this is leading to an involution of the species. Episode 0 closes with Reckoning, an instrumental outro, both alluring and seductive.
Produced by Giuseppe ‘Dualized’ Bassi for dysFUNCTION Productions. Recorded and Engineered by Giuseppe Bassi @ dysFUNCTION Studio. Mixed and Mastered by Giuseppe Bassi.
Episode 0 | Released August 2nd, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
01. Abyss | 02. Reckoning | 03. Reckoning
Additional arrangements by Giuseppe Bassi | Drum programming by Giuseppe Bassi | Additional samples and sound design by Giuseppe Bassi | All music written by Marco Massarenti (Still)
Elena – Lead vocals | Still – Keyboards/Vocals | Richie – Guitars | Fade – Bass | Markus – Drums