Follow The Metal Crypt on Twitter  The Metal Crypt on Facebook
Review: Mortuus - De Contemplanda Morte; De Reverencie Laboribus Ac Adorationis
Mortuus
www.myspace.com/mortuusswe
De Contemplanda Morte; De Reverencie Laboribus Ac Adorationis

Label: The Ajna Offensive
Year released: 2007
Duration: 40:46
Tracks: 6
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: August 3, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
for:
De Contemplanda Morte; De Reverencie Laboribus Ac Adorationis

Rated 4.71/5 (94.29%) (7 Votes)
Review


You know a band is pretentious when their album title contains an actual semicolon. Mortuus are a Swedish band in the depressive BM vein of acts like Forgotten Tomb or Xasthur, with a bit of the ambitiousness of Deathspell Omega thrown in. This is the kind of stuff that can easily become tedious and overly drawn-out, but Mortuus really manage to impress here.

This is what you'd expect from the song titles: long dirge-like songs awash in feedback and mournful harmonics. With this kind of music atmosphere and melody are paramount, and thankfully they are both here in plenty. Bleak, depressive soundscapes make this a very satisfying experience, maybe not as majestic as they intended, but still a very good listen.


Track Listing:
  1. Penetrations of Darkness
  2. Astral Pandemonium
  3. The Constant Descent of Seraphim
  4. The Illumination of Job
  5. Rebirth in the Sterile Triad of Six
  6. Supplication for the Demise of All: Withdrawal into the Lifeless Sanctum
Other related information on the site
Review: De Contemplanda Morte; De Reverencie Laboribus Ac Adorationis (reviewed by Pagan Shadow)
Click below for more reviews
Latest 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Various Books/Zines ALL REVIEWS 

HOME
























Copyright  © 1999-2016, Michel Renaud / The Metal Crypt.  All Rights Reserved.