Decalogue of Darkness is the new album by Daal and comes four years after the previous "Dances of the drastic Navels". It is a sophisticated return to the atmosphere of "Dodecahedron", considered by many to be their best work. Here in fact we find a disc divided into ten chapters a sort of concept album, whose common thread is the sound atmosphere sometimes darker and more decadent, sometimes more romantic and delicate, with a very high level of compositions that puts this album as the most mature and complete of the group. A massive use of the Mellotron and the piano give an extremely "Vintage" sound to the whole album, perhaps their most "Progressive" record in terms of sounds. The intro of "Chapter I" and the subsequent "Chapter II" sum up totally what has already been written above, atmospheres full of pathos and mystery where Alfio Costa's keyboards and Ettore Salati's guitars stand out for their incisive and never banal parts . "Chapter II" is a small suite of 16 minutes musically divided into two parts: the first part almost a chamber piece, while the second is a rhythmic explosion almost jazz-rock with a majestic ending. "Chapter III" is the most "dreamy" piece of the album, a short but poignant instrumental, while with Chapter IV Chapter IX and Chapter VIII we descend into the darkest and most hidden depths of the DAAL universe. Chapter VII the most disturbing track, with punches to the doors that underline original and never banal rhythmic lines, by Davide Guidoni and Bobo Aiolfi. "Chapter X" is finally the final Magnus Opus, with more than 10 minutes of progressive seasoned by fugues and breaks, a worthy conclusion of this album. Complete the work a complete artwork of booklets of only photos, which ideally accompany every single song.
"..... we wanted something different for the Daal. ... we have descended to the level of our world. We have met demons, men, sorcerers of our time and the mood of our society. It's incredible how the history of man repeats itself ... it's incredible how man makes the same mistakes ... it's incredible how memory gets lost in a patch of darkness ... "