Wow! Sometimes we girls use childish words from our bygone years to explain things because we like to feel young, otherwise we need older men to do that. In the case of Furyu's Ciò Che L'Anima Non Dice there's really no other way to start and the old men can wait. It works much better in Russian, I swear. Less teenage. Furyu will like it either way! They describe themselves as "Italian progressive rock/metal" and for once there's no other means of stating it, it is just too honest to do otherwise. These guys are progressive without the reduction to the hipster term of 'prog' that many musicians like to throw around like so much confetti at their own parties. Furyu is progressive to the core, to where their pulse can beat in no other fashion. Ciò Che L'Anima Non Dice offers an eclectic mix of various styles of metal and rock into an incredible display of talent. With all of the bands out there pretending to be Dream without the Theater, when one truly comes along that is in all honesty every letter of the word unique, time for you to listen!
This album combines several layers and styles into one, but there is no good starting place. In consideration of the actual instruments utilized, you have two guitarists, drums, contrasting bass, a very small amount of singing, and keyboard lines derived solely from samples. In its entirety, Ciò Che L'Anima Non Dice is largely instrumental. The "vocals", if they can even be called that, amount to more atmospheric tension (in their native Italian) and spoken word, and it clearly works best that way. The album opens with "Illusione Dei Miei Giorni", which immediately flows into you with a wave of guitars in all directions. The analogy used here is deliberate, because Furyu comes from Japanese and literally translates to "flowing wind and water". With the textured bass, rolling drums, and wide variety of techniques used by both guitarists, it becomes clear why they selected the name. And the bass is more than background because pretty much every pluck and slap that could possibly be used in this kind of music has been used effectively in Ciò Che L'Anima Non Dice.
Furyu create wonderful sounds, they easily switch from acoustic to distortion (almost genre to genre) with absolutely no loss of substance. Slap bass gives way to blistering, epic solos without the smallest bit of effort! For a self-released album you simply cannot go wrong with Ciò Che L'Anima Non Dice. It has everything that has made great progressive metal a true movement, but takes it to the next level. These guys will brighten the spirit of fans of the genre and raise the hopes of those who forgot about its true greatness. Every track is different, the layers require concentration that derives new meaning through each listen, the vocal elements keep it steady without drowning out the rest, it is simply a wonderful release that the metal world should be happy was released in the current decade of dredge. And these guys do it with brevity, something the best of progressive metal bands out there should give more consideration. Fans of Symphony X beware, Furyu is here to stay! Even better, in case you were a bit hesitant due to all the emotionally ridden girl talk here, you can listen to and download the entire album for free by going to their official site below!
Written by Alyssa