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Shores of Null stand out from their contemporaries with their ability to blend seemingly disparate elements into their sound, overwhelmingly heavy and soothing at the same time: blackened aggression stands alongside gothic-doom sections without either sounding out of place. Their music can be both melancholic yet majestic, made of chorale-like guitar textures across the instrument’s entire range, sustained by a powerful rhythmic section and punctuated by a refined mixture of clean and growled vocals, along with extensive use of pleasing vocal harmonies which have become the band’s trademark through the years.

The Rome-based metal band has been an unwavering presence within the metal underground since their musical outset in 2013, churning out three impressive records: the melodic and somber  “Quiescence” (Candlelight, 2014), the darker and more complex “Black Drapes For Tomorrow” (Candlelight/Spinefarm, 2017), and finally their most ambitious work to date “Beyond The Shores (On Death And Dying)” (Spikerot Records, 2020), a 38-minute long opus which continues to prove the band’s willingness to go off the beaten path while creating their ultimate doom manifesto. 


The work, inspired by the five stages of grief formulated by the Swiss-American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, has created quite a buzz in the underground, followed by the multi-award winning full-track video by Sanda Movies, an unprecedented output that has taken the heavy music hemisphere by storm.

The album sees guest appearances of the doom-titans Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow The Sun) and Thomas A.G. Jensen (Saturnus), along with the angelic voice of Elisabetta Marchetti (Inno). The band is able to present an even more diverse and eclectic sound on the album thanks to the addition of classical instruments like piano and violin, along with the return of the talented Marco “Cinghio” Mastrobuono (Hour Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse) behind the production desk.

The band’s fourth album "The Loss Of Beauty", recorded during the same sessions of “Beyond The Shores”, is expected to be released in March of 2023. 

Shores Of Null is:

Davide Straccione - Vocals
Gabriele Giaccari - Guitars
Raffaele Colace - Guitars
Matteo Capozucca - Bass
Emiliano Cantiano - Drums






Beyond The Shores (On Death And Dying)

2020 Spikerot Records

“One of the musical highlights of the 2020.”

Distorted Sound Mag (10/10)

“A masterstroke of genius”

Stargazer Music Magazine (10/10)

“The discovery of the year.”

Rock Hard SK (5/5)

“Shores Of Null have in "Beyond the Shores" their best record until now.”

Metal Hammer PT (4.5/5)

“Longingly beautiful from start to finish.”

Dead Rhetoric (9.5/10)

“Shores Of Null delivered a masterpiece.”

Arrow Lords Of Metal (9.5/10)

“A fantastic album that sees Shores of Null standing tall among their doom and funeral doom contemporaries.”

Angry Metal Guy (4/5)

“A wonderful album filled with sadness.”

Legacy Magazin (12/15)

“With this album Shores Of Null conquers its place among the greats in this genre: top album!!!” (9/10)

“A near perfect, monumental achievement of doom.”

Metal Temple (9/10)

“Nothing is really missing in this work that I consider to be one of the best dark doom metal releases made in 2020.”

Terra Relicta (9/10)

“This is how (Melodic) Death Doom should sound like.”

Hellfire Magazin (8.5/10)

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Black Drapes For Tomorrow

2017 Candlelight / Spinefarm Records

“An impressive piece that captures poignant awareness wonderfully both lyrically and musically”

Metal-temple (10/10)


“A glorious, alluring and gripping album.”

Ave Noctum (9.5/10)


“Is Shores of Null one of the more underappreciated gems within the current metal scene?”

Dead Rethoric (9/10)


“This album haunts you from start to finish! A top notch album of its genre.”

Lords Of Metal (89/100)


“This is truly an emotionally polarizing experience which deserves everyone’s time of day.”

Ghost Cult Mag (8/10)


“This album is a solid collection of eleven beautiful songs.”

Powerplay Magazine (8/10)


“Among the best italian bands, their sophomore album confirms them at the top of emotional and introspective metal.”

Rock Hard Italy


“It's very european, and all the better of it.”


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2014 Candlelight Records

“This is how metallic darkness should sound in 2014.”

Dead Rethoric (9.5/10)


“These guys have huge potential to create some masterworks in the years to come” (4/5)


“Quiescence will stand as a contender for being one of the best albums of 2014”

Metal-Temple (9/10)


“The explosion has yet to come but if, and when it does, Shores Of Null damn well better be leading the pack”

Metal Observer (8/10)


“A dark, progressive exclamation mark” (8/10)


“Quiescence is a unique, often-beautiful blast of multi-layered metal.”

Doom Metal Heaven (8/10)


“A debut wrought with much of the same free-spirited experimentation at the core of Opeth’s pre-Still Life era.”

Metal Hammer UK (3,5/5)


“Have you ever wondered what if might sound like if Alice In Chains played doom metal with a splash of progressive black metal?”

We Are Metalheads

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