Mord 'A' Stigmata are a band from Poland that has been featured before in this zine and plays an avant garde form of post black metal and this is a review of their 2015 ep "Our Hearts Slow Down" which will be released September 25th by Pagan Records.
Drum beats start off the ep along with some melodic riffing and after a few seconds grim black metal screams are added onto the recording and some of the riffs bring in elements of doom, post rock and shoegaze and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats are utilized along with some angry vocals.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a good mixture of both clean and heavy parts which also gives the recording more of a progressive feeling and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and there are also parts that go into more of a raw style of black metal and there was a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts.
Mord A' Stigmata continue their avant garde approach to post black metal while also keeping the raw and progressive elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover negativity, esoteric's, misanthropy and spirituality themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Mord 'A' Stigmata and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Those Above". 8 out of 10.