|Review: Mortuus - De Contemplanda Morte; De Reverencie Laboribus Ac Adorationis|
|De Contemplanda Morte; De Reverencie Laboribus Ac Adorationis|
Label: The Ajna Offensive
Year released: 2007
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: August 3, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:De Contemplanda Morte; De Reverencie Laboribus Ac Adorationis
Rated 4.71/5 (94.29%) (7 Votes)
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.
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