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Album Stream: The Scars in Pneuma – The Path of Seven Sorrows

If you’re one of our loyal Vault Hunters, you know I do kind of like to go on. There are times, though, when I get statements from bands that say pretty much everything that needs to be said, and my better judgment pops in to tell me to shut up and get out of the way. This is one of those times.

So let me just say this: The Path of Seven Sorrows is the debut full-length from Italian trio The Scars in Pneuma. Their name comes from the Greek word πνεύμα, which translates as both ‘breath’ and ‘soul,’ depending on the context. The album will be out this Friday, February 8 from Promethean Fire (preorder here).

Now I’ll let the band’s mastermind Lorenzo Marchello take it from here:

The Path Of Seven Sorrows is a mix of different styles/influences. It’s mainly melodic black metal stuff, but it also combines death metal and melodic doom elements. It’s sometimes melodic, sometimes epic and often very dark and gloomy. Lyrics talk about themes such as the futility of our efforts in life, the regrets we have, the revenge against those who hurt us, the beloved ones we lost, etc. Lyrics may sound very pessimistic at a first glance, but there’s some light if you read them carefully.
The album was mainly written in 2017. It was recorded at Elfo Studio in Tavernago (Pc), Italy and mixed / mastered at Goblin Studio in Piacenza, Italy by Daniele Mandelli, from June to September 2018. I chose to work with Daniele since we know each other for almost twenty years, and we used to work together on different projects in the past. His amazing work was definitely an added value on this album.
The album is made up of seven tracks, each one representing one single sorrowful theme (from here the title The Path Of Seven Sorrows). Most of them refer to personal experiences in my life or to personal feelings.
I really hope people will give this album a chance. Every note, every lyric on The Path Of Seven Sorrows come from the deepest of my soul and I’m pretty sure listeners will be able to feel this.

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