With their sophomore effort, progressive black metallers Dalla Nebbia take you through the dark and foggy morass of the human psyche. Felix Culpa is a journey through decay and regret, death and suicide, and thorny despair at the hands of an angry god. Featuring stunning violin performances throughout by Sareeta (Borknagar, Solefald, Ásmegin, God of Atheists), as well as some additional guest guitar work by Aort (Code, Indesinence), the album is heavy, atmospheric, and piercing to your very soul. Recommended for fans of Enslaved, Windir, and King Crimson.
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- An album impossible to fully digest on the first listen, second, and indeed even a few more, Felix Culpa still quickly emerges as one richly fascinating and perpetually tempting proposition. The creation of US based Dalla Nebbia; it is a compelling assault of extreme metal and imagination. (Ringmaster Review)
- When all is said and done these guys have well and truly carved out a very peculiar niche for themselves. It may not be the most instantly accessible album of the year, or any year for that matter, but its largesse becomes more abundant and clear with each listen. (The Metal Observer)
- Bottom line, this is a highly polished and extremely beautiful album that will easily appeal to fans of the aforementioned bands as well as fans of dark-hued progressive rock and metal. (Prog Metal Zone)
- This is a record that sounded thunderous on first listen, but as I worked my way through the album again and again, more of the overall atmospheres and philosophies became apparent. It’s both an immediate record and a grower, and it’s one that I’ll keep sojourning through as my own existence shapes and shifts its meanings, traveling through both dark and light. (Meat Mead Metal)
- It's a strange, confusing but immensely satisfying trip (Merchants of Air)