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Perception of this world

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The project Ancient Dome was created in 2000 by Paul (Paolo Porro – Guitars), Cuzzo (Matteo Cuzzolin – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals) and Pech (Gabriele Borghi – Guitars). Syra (Salvatore Siragusano – Drums) joined the band the same year.
At the beginning, the proposal was concentrated on classic heavy metal, until it finally came to the construction of a new sound based on the Bay Area Thrash.

The intent is to recreate the atmospheres of bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Heathen, Testament, Coroner, Artillery, Forbidden, Slayer, Exodus, Overkill and so on, mixing the thrash sound with melody and personality.

In 2004, before the recording of the first demo “Once Were Thrashers“, Pech decided to leave the band, being replaced by the actual lead guitarist Ale (Alessandro Fontana – Guitars).
In 2005 Ancient Dome recorded their self-titled EP, which obtained good responses from reviewers and (first of all) from metalheads, who started to follow and support the band.
In 2006/2007 the band began to play live continuously, supporting great realities from Italian underground movement.
In June 2007, Syra decided to quit the band, due to personal reasons, and now Joe (Giorgio Alberti – Drums) is behind the drum set.

In November 2007, Ancient Dome started the recording session for the debut album, entitled “Human Key”, out the 15th of January 2009 for the Italian independent label Punishment 18 Records. Also “Human Key” acquired lot of assents, and thanks to the successful distribution from P18R, the name starts to be known in the underground Italian thrash circuit (proudly inserted between the acts of the so called “New Wave Of Italian Thrash Metal”) and worldwide.
After an assiduous live activity, being opening act for thrash metal living legends like Artillery, Whiplash, Holy Moses and Heathen, the band released the successor of the debut album, entitled “Perception Of This World“, out the 28th of September 2010, again for Punishment 18 Records.

From February 2011, Ancient Dome changes its classic 4 pieces line up and Jerry (Gerardo De Feo – Vocals), from metal band Nameless Curse, is now our lead vocalist.
During October 2011, Cuzzo quits Ancient Dome in a friendly way, after more than 10 years spent playing together. White (Davide Bianchi – Bass Guitar) became the new bass player in January 2012.
The 1st of June 2012, the new cd “Hunting The M.I.L.F.” is finally out for DeathStorm Records, an Italian independent (and really underground) label; the cd features 2 new songs, along with the 2 re-recorded titletracks from the two previous full lengths (with Cuzzo still on bass), plus the 2004 demo and the 2005 EP, finally printed in a professional way.
After some gigs, it’s time for a new production, out the 20th of May 2013, this time in a 7″ format, a split with our friends Metalheadz always out for DeathStorm Records, entitled “Blast From The Future“; two new songs are presented, along with the introduction of the actual line up’s first official recording session.

The band entered the studio again in July 2013, to record the new full length “Cosmic Gateway To Infinity“, finally finished in January 2014. Back on stage in some of the great underground festivals in northern Italy and supporting bands like E-Force, the band officially release its third album the 27th of October 2014, once again for Punishment 18 Records.

During December 2014, White quits Ancient Dome; five months later Giò (Giorgio Mina – Bass) became the new bass player. The band recorded a new Ep, entitled “O.W.T. …and Still We Are“, out again for DeathStorm Records the 9th of October 2015, in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first demo “Once Were Thrashers” and 15th anniversary of Ancient Dome.

In the end of 2015, also Ale quits Ancient Dome, after 10 years of music together, with Marco (Marco Colombo – Guitar) becoming the new lead guitar player; the actual line up is back on stage, while working on the new and fourth album, scheduled for 2017…

The making of their new and fourth album, recorded, mixed and mastered between January and April 2017, sees Ancient Dome again involved in the natural prosecution (both lirically and musically) of the “Human Key” saga, so a new concept album. “The Void Unending” is officially out the 26th of May 2017, again for Punishment 18 Records.


Thrash Metal from Italy


  1. Intro(mission)
  2. Liar
  3. When Day Dies…
  4. Predominance
  5. Perception Of This World
  6. Confused Certainty
  7. Dream Again
  8. Gordian Knot
  9. Face The Facts
  10. Collision
  11. DevastHate

Label: Punishmen 18

Format: CD Jewel Box

Band Website: Unknown

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2 recensioni per ANCIENT DOME
Perception of this world

  1. From Metalitalia: Nuovo album per i nostrani Ancient Dome, gruppo dedito a un thrash metal tecnico che in passato avevamo giudicato in maniera valida dal punto di vista musicale, ma sprovvisto di quel quid necessario per emergere nella miriade di band sotto contratto quest’oggi. “Perception Of This World” è quindi la nuova fatica del gruppo che cerca di coniugare la ruvidezza thrash metal con delle melodie di base che spesso sfociano anche in fraseggi chitarristici molto classic metal. Fra le altre influenze, debitrici ai Metallica, troviamo anche qualche coro e qualche riff di chitarra molto secco di chiaro stampo hardcore. Un bel crogiolo di influenze che si rivela virtù in alcuni brani ma che in altri si produce in una perdita d’identità all’interno del brano. Nella tracklist si alternano quindi canzoni marcatamente thrash (“Liar”, “Face The Facts”, “When Day Dies…”) ad altre più sfacciatamente melodiche (“Gordian Knot”) fino ad arrivare a “Dream Again”, un’autentica ballata. Quest’ultima, molto sentita, offre la possibilità di saggiare le proprietà vocali del cantante, che sembra sentirsi molto più a suo agio su questi territori. Interessante anche la conclusiva “DevastHate”, molto lavorata alla sei corde. Con suoni che ricordano praticamente quelli di “Death Magnetic”, “Perception Of This World” segna un netto passo avanti per il gruppo in questione. “Asciugare” leggermente le canzoni e marcare più approfonditamente un’identità potrebbero essere due armi pronte ad arricchire l’arsenale degli Ancient Dome, oggi comunque validi.

  2. From Metal Archives: Italian band Ancient Dome’s foundation lies in thrash metal of the yore. However, with their second full length album ‘Perception of This World’, they have decided to take their other influences further than they did with their 2009 debut album ‘Human Key’.

    The first thing that stroke me about ‘Perception of This World’ was its forceless and stuffy production, even though it’s somewhat better than the debut’s. You know when you have flu, your hearing feels like it’s somewhat clogged? This is how this album sounds like, as if some pitches were missing. The second thing that stroke me was the awful artwork, with stupid (the Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty next to each other in a sea of lava and in the middle of ice) and pretty ugly cover artwork and 2-page comic inside the booklet. The whole looks very inconsistent. Only after these two elements I really began to concentrate on the music, of course having quite two-parted thoughts about this album…

    …But I was happy to hear, that Ancient Dome don’t really fail this time either. At first, the album is about speedy and simple thrash metal songs (plus the closer ‘DevastHate’). They sound a lot like Bay Area thrashings. From these faster songs, ‘When the Day Dies’ is my favourite, as it feels the most coloured one. ‘Predominance’ is the most boring, bluntest of these, because a good chorus alone can’t rescue this disjointed song. The album’s lame production is most evident on faster, simpler songs, because these songs really crave for a heavier sound.

    The title track takes turn into more adventurous song structures. At last some variety! More interesting musicwise, the thoughts start to diminish about the lacking production soon. The band start to sound more individual, too. ‘Confused Certainty’ includes some later Death style technical/progressive guitar work. The “obligatory ballad” (power ballad, mind you) of the album, ‘Dream again’, is totally ruined by awful and limp vocals by a guesting vocalist. Annoyingly croaked verses are hell to listen to, and suddenly this guy begins to sing well on bridge and chorus parts. Why didn’t he sing properly and not groan the whole song, then, if he could have done it? ‘Gordian Knot’ hasn’t been ruined by any kinds of vocals, but is an interesting prog metal song. The second short instrumental song, ‘Intro(mission)’ being the first, ‘Collision’ feels pointless too. As a whole, the album is holey and feels it was blindly put together, throwing different songs and short songs in a row.

    This time around the performances from the musicians are better. It’s great to hear, that the drums are now competent and devoid of clumsiness. The vocals feel a tad too one-sided (not counting those gross guesting ones), but again, better production could help and give them more power too. It’s shouty vocals all the way through, sometimes reminding me of Schmier of Destruction and Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda.

    To me, ‘Human Key’ is still a better album from these guys. Surely, this is promising, but next time around I suggest that they should think real hard about getting an outside producer and hitting a better studio to get some punch on the sound department. The band’s biggest advantage is their style to give all those familiar influences their own stamp and turn it to sound like Ancient Dome.

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