On their debut full-length proper, Chilean horde ANIMUS MORTIS present eight ethereal exhibits of shrill, desolate Black Metal laden with an eerie, dark ambience. The bitter misanthropy is laced with a wicked sense of melody but raw darkness prevails throughout, creating an incredible primordial effect. Hazy and uninhibited, “Atrabilis (Residues From Verb & Flesh)” is an uncanny, unsettling release that works on the most, primitive, base levels. Murky menace is omnipresent. An intense aura of bleakness drips from every trembling note, intensified by relentless shrieks and cavernous blackness. Born of the dense mountain ranges that flank the Santiago Basin, this is creepy, crespular, organic and unique Black Metal that recognises no peers. ANIMUS MORTIS is the misty, freezing antidote to a stagnant, generic scene. Listen in awe as translucent frost chills your very being, removing all warmth from life, leaving nothing inhabiting the shadows but utter despair...
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I discovered a lot of excellent German black metal in 2019 and one of the bands which I have to recommend insistently is WALLFAHRER. Their style is dynamic and powerful, but also melodic and enthralling. Dramatic, epic, atmospheric songs, a good portion of catchiness and a whiff of poetry in best German tradition are admirable features of this first class debut with just the right sound! H.L.
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Near Death Revelations is the first Blaze of Perdition album where the band truly owned its sound, shedding its Watain influences and creating a truly remarkable black metal album that is deceptively complex in execution. This is equally adept at tearing your face off with high-tempo tremolo assaults as it is in making you feel sorrow through sections of more contemplative and melancholic melodies, and often multiple times in the same song. What makes this incredibly emotive approach a lot more complex than it initially sounds is the layering of melodies and the excellent use of vocals in what is effectively another instrument. Blaze of Perdition is Polish black metal royalty but it sounds nothing like Mgla, Kriegsmaschine, Batushka, or Furia. Buy this album, and every other of the band’s albums, or choose to live your life as incomplete - the choice is yours. Ippocalyptica