Opus Inferii are a band from Brazil that plays a very raw and occult form of black metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "Ancient Mysteries Unveiled" which was re-issued in 2015 by Vacula Productions.
Dark and ritualistic sounds start off the album along with some atmospheric synths and after the intro the music starts to get a lot more heavier and goes into a black metal direction along with a great amount of high pitched screams and the when the songs speed up they add in more blast beats and a raw style of the genre and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Morbid sounding melodies can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and the music also displays a great amount of influences from t he 90's second wave Swedish style of the genre and in some songs you can also hear a small amount of clean playing being utilized and some tracks also bring in a small amount of growls and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and on a couple of the later songs synths make a return to the music briefly.
Opus Inferii plays a style of black metal that is very fast, raw and melodic and also goes back to the mid 90's style of Swedish black metal, the production sounds very raw yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics cover Darkness and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Opus Inferii are a very great sounding fast, raw and melodic occult black metal band and if you a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Unveiled" "The Hecate's Veil" "Nephilim's Arrival" and "Anoit To Suicide". 8 out of 10.