Italian blackened doom merchants Naga formed in the shadows of Mount Vesuvius — the volcano which infamously laid waste to Pompeii — and the influence of that environment are all over the band’s magisterial new full-length Inanimate, a brilliant eruption of oppressive, brutal, dark, unrelenting, implacable sounds and atmospherics.
“Inanimate a pure concentrate of heaviness and nihilism,” guitarist/vocalist Lorenzo De Stefano tells Decibel. “Distortion, heaviness and nihilism to your ears. No concept, no bullshit, no happiness — just sound, anger and frustration to exorcize and reflect the grayness and despair of contemporary world. Worship Naas.”