Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mortuus/De Contemplanda Morte/Ajna Offensive/2007 CD Review



Mortuus are a band from Sweden that plays a very Occultic form of Left Hand Path Black Metal and this is a review of their 2007 album "De Contemplanda Morte" which was released by Ajna Offensive.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some ocassional blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with dark riffing that dominates throughout the recording.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast black metal riffs that are very dark sounding while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding black metal guitar leads that dont turn into guitar solos, as for the synths when they are utilized they bring a very dark funeral like occultic/avant garde feel to the music.

Vocalls are all grim sounding black metal scremas with a spoken word ritualistic passage being used on one song as well as a brief use of clean singing vocals, while the lyrics cover Death Worship, Darkness, Occultism and the dark side of the Caballa, as fro the production it has a very heavy and powerful sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.

In my opinion Mortuus are a very good occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Penetrations Of Darkness" and "The Constant Descent Of Seraphim". RECEMMONDED BUY.

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