After many years of silence, Intaglio will be releasing a new full-length album called “II” on Oct 29, 2021. The album can be described as a “doom opera” and will not only appeal to old fans of the band, but should also interest new listeners with the contributions Intaglio has made to the development of the style.
A large form was used on “II”, which is exceedingly rare in metal and rock music. Only live instruments were used in the recording, including classical instruments such as cello and upright bass, and professional vocalists with voices varying from basso profundo to soprano. These elements work alongside the traditional metal instruments to create a unique palette of sounds. The album is a conceptual work with compositions and lyrics united as a single large piece, and for the full experience it should be listened to from beginning to end in order to completely immerse the listener into its atmosphere.
“II” was recorded and mixed at Slow Burn Studio (When Nothing Remains, Woe Unto Me) and was mastered by Mika Jussila (Shape Of Despair, Isole, Unholy, Moonspell) at the legendary Finnvox studio in Finland. It includes stunning cover art crafted by the Polish artist Mariusz Lewandowski (Bell Witch, Atramentus) and designed to highlight and complement the album’s unique music. Massive and sophisticated, Intaglio’s creation is a new and exciting take on the doom death genre.
I. The Night Sky 5:24
II. Melting Like Ice… 3:44
III. Always Return 3:54
4. Subject to Time 8:01
5. The Memory of Death 7:55
6. Depths of Space 5:50
7. Everything in its Place 7:14