Anum Petro is the alias of Aerson Moreira, former bassist/singer of Brazilian groups Os Intrusivosand Gentalha from the 2010’s Fortaleza‘s Punk scene.
Combining Goth, New Wave and Dark Wave elements to the band’s distinctive, sombre and melancholy-ridden, Post-Punk sound, on stage, Anum Preto sings and strums the guitar, and Ricardo César plays the bass.
At the start of last December, Anum Petro dropped the debut full-length 10-track album “Inferno Interno” via Miado Rouco Records, followed recently by the DIY Official Video for the title track.
Quick pounded dance-inducing synthetic beats, sparse double claps, deep, clear ominously throbbing basslines, and direly relentless, repetitive guitar needlings create a well defined chaotic backdrop against the drastically detached and anxious vocals, ranging from agitated static echos to howling fatalistic croons, in a mesmerizingly melodramatic fall from disgrace.
Subtitled lyrics describe the thoughts of a man who painfully exists in a horror movie-like hell of his own making, where no cure can be found to quench the thirst of his inner demons set on consuming his every moment into a burning spiral of self-destruction.
Extreme black and white nervous chain-smoking energy tenses under the urgent body gesticulation and manic eye movement expressing surreal traumatic shock into the minimal quality of life supported. Negatively exposed bi- colour blurs mutate from hand to claw, cowering in shame below the intense hidden layer of distorted misperceptions unearthed by sparks of superimposed muted neon light elucidating the once noble choice now spewing shredded suffering as an enigmatic plight.