Mortifier where a band from Italy that played a very dark form raw occult black metal and this is a review of their 1996 album "Darkness My Eternal Bride" which was released by Battlegod Productions.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the keyboards have a very dark and funeral like song without being to overdone, as for the bass playing it has a very dark and powerful tone with some primitive black metal riffing that dominated throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast raw black metal riffing that utilizes a small amount of melody and a thrash and doom metal feeling at times, while the lead guitars are very primitive and melodic sounding black metal leads and guitar solos, as for the acoustic guitars which are only used on the last song they use finger picking to bring a dark and depressive sound to the music.
Vocals are a mixture of grim and high pitched black metal screams with some occasional demonic deep growls and on one song there is a brief spoken word passage, while the lyrics cover Occultism and Darkness, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion Mortifier where a very good raw dark/black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "From The Absu" and "Astral Keys To My Mighty Visions". RECOMMENDED BUY.