Litanie are a duo from France that plays a raw, misnathropic and occult form of black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "In Nomine Humana, Tenebris" which was released by Unlight Order Productions.
A very raw and old school black metal sound starts off the album along with some grim high pitched screams and after a minute blast beats are added into the bands musical sound and the band also bring in a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as bringing in dark sounding melodies when they are needed.
All of the songs on the album are in the early 90's style of black metal and the music is very raw from beginning to end of the album as well as always evoking a dark and evil atmosphere and ignoring all of the modern trends and there are also a few long and epic in length tracks on the album.
On the 4th track sound effects are added into the music briefly making the music sound a lot more dark, occult and ritualistic sounding as well as adding in a small amount of melodic chanting with the grim vocals and the following song sees the band bringing in clean playing to their musical sound briefly and then the music goes back to a more raw and old school black metal direction while the clean playing is still added into certain sections of the recording.
Litanie play a very true form of black metal in the 90's tradition that is very raw, misanthropic and has a very dark occult atmosphere and this is black metal in its purest form along with some epic structures, the production sounds very dark, raw and old school while the lyrics are written in French and cover Occultism, Medieval Times and Anti Human themes.
in my opinion Litanie are a very raw sounding raw and misanthropic occult black metal band, and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In Nomine Humana, Tenebris" "Procession" and "Pulchritudinem Hominis Periti". 8 out of 10.