Mord'A'Stigmata are a band from Poland that plays an avant garde and experimental form of black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Ansia" which was released by Pagan Records.
"Inkaust" which is also the first song on the album starts up with sound effects before adding in some clean guitar playing and a few seconds later drum beats start to kick in which also leads up to some fast black metal guitar riffs and blast beats along with some high pitched screams and then alternating between mid paced and fast parts and a couple of minutes later the music slows down along with some powerful bass guitars, synths and avant garde sounds for awhile before returning to the cleaner parts while also keeping around some of the heaviness which also leads up to a brief use of clean singing vocals before reverting back to black metal screams and adding some melody into the guitar riffing and the song closes with drone sounds.
"Shattered Vertebrae Of The Zodiac" opens up with dark guitar riffs and drums before going into a heavier direction along with some bass guitars and black metal screams and the music stays in a mid paced direction for a few minutes before calming down and adding in some acoustic guitars and leads and you can also hear some bass in the background and a couple of minutes later synths and psychedelic sounds start to kick in and towards the end heaviness makes it comeback in the music.
"Pregressed" begins with some dark and melodic experimental rock guitar riffs along with some drums and a minute later avant garde sounding synths take over for a minute and then heavy parts make their presence known in the music along with some high pitched black metal screams shortly after that while also mixing in some melodic singing in certain sections and you can also hear the bass guitars at times and towards the end post black metal guitar leads start coming in and out and the song closes with some ambient drones.
"Praefatio Pro Defunctis" comes in with dark and melodic guitar riffs along with some synths and avant garde sounds in the background and after a couple of minutes drums start coming in along with some heavy and melodic guitar riffs which also lead up to some black metal screams and towards the end the music starts to get more fast with the drumming which also leads up to a small amount of melodic singing for a few seconds.
"Ansia" which is also the last song as well as title track opens up with some ambient synths as well as some avant garde and experimental sounds in the background and the song is all instrumental.
Song lyrics cover Negativity, Esoterics, Misanthropy and Spirituality, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with soem of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Mord'A'Stigmata are a very great sounding heavy, experimental, avant garde black emtal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Shattered Vertebrae Of The Zodiac" and "Praefatio Pro Defunctis". RECOMMENDED BUY.