Warcoe are a power-trio hailing from Italy, that land rich in doomed materials. Naturally, WARCOE honor their national identity with a '70s-entrenched vision of pure DOOM METAL as first laid out by Ozzy-era Black Sabbath. In fact, in vocalist/guitarist Stefano Fiorelli, you will not find a more uncanny Ozzy doppelganger.
WARCOE began their journey in 2021, first with a couple digital singles and then an EP, all of which coalesced into their debut album, The Giant's Dream. Likewise released digitally, The Giant's Dream was also self-released on CDR and tape in true DIY fashion. So smitten with these authentically vintage vibes, HELTER SKELTER released The Giant's Dream on CD and vinyl right before the summer, with hopes of spreading the WARCOE name far and wide.
Wasting no time - and, indeed, sure to spread that name further and wider - WARCOE return with their second full-length, A Place for Demons. Aptly titled, A Place for Demons is prime olde-world DOOM, steeped in Sabbathian tones and proto-metal vibes. However, WARCOE possess an enviable amount of charisma, and their songwriting soon becomes a thick 'n' heady potion of hard-rocking heaviness, warm in tone but definitely supernatural in aura. Much like they did on its full-length predecessor, the power-trio manage to massage new sensations from that eternal archetype whilst staying reverent; if anything, there's a pronounced swagger to A Place for Demons that suggests star-power in the making. But beware: the closing nine-minute epic "Buio" is one of the most stultifying boulders of sound you'll hear this year, sealing your grave with cold, cruel certainty.