All posts in March 2014

Live Drummer Announced for Infernal Rites Fest

Infernal Rites Poster

Sæn R. (Ritual Aesthetic, Belhor, live in Dawn of Ashes) has been assimilated for live drums and percussion next month in Denver.

 

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New German review of De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis 2xLP

De Masticone

XXL-Rock published a new review of the De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis 2xLP in German.

An automated English translation is posted below.

Read the untranslated German review at XXL-Rock.

A very disturbing feature of this album by American band Ævangelist. Originally published in 2012 on an underground label completely unknown to me, I, Voidhanger Records, (and therefore probably also almost completely unknown to the public) the Swedes of Blood Harvest Records is re-releasing the album as a Double- LP!

As far as this, we come to the music – and it certainly has in itself. The two protagonists Matron Thorn and Ascaris, which some might know from the black metal band Benighted in Sodom, put on their debut full on atmosphere and the setting of chaos, despair and blackest malice. But they mix their death metal with elements of industrial, noise and a lot of drone. You can tell even at this description, this is food for the whole broken among us. Clean from the cold, the frightening atmosphere the album reminds a little of the loonies of Mysticum and their “In the Streams of Inferno” masterpiece, go musically but a completely different way by down deep diving the depths of the dark music, there where no melodies, no structures exist and the pure dissonance is at home.

It’s amazing how well two of in my opinion the most extreme musical genres, namely Drone and noise on this album are linked (I almost wrote “harmonize,” but that would be in this context, more than inappropriate!) And something deeply broken, but of course precisely why create fascinating sound work. Okay, most people would describe it as pure noise (but then those ignorant individuals who also hold Ildjarn for total scrap ….), for a select few is likely to be a small revelation this album.

Sick, disturbing, broken, all this certainly fits as a description for “De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis” but also be “fascinating,” “borders border”, or “hypnotic”. Test it out and your own judgment, I find this work damn cool!

Christian Hemmer

 

Tracklist:

Anno Mortii – Gnostic Transcendental Heresy 10:26
Pendulum 05:52
Death Illumination 09:11
Funeral Monolith 05:31
Hierophant Disposal Facility 09:12
The Longevity of Second Death 07:29
Helix Covenant (Vinyl Bonus) 04:10
Blood & Darkness 05:29
Crematorium Angelicum 09:11