|Review: Absentia Lunae - Historia Nobis Assentietvr|
|Historia Nobis Assentietvr|
Label: Aeternitas Tenebrarum Music Foundation
Year released: 2009
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: April 28, 2009
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
for:Historia Nobis Assentietvr
For their third release, Absentia Lunae have recruited two major players in the extreme music scene. Ex-Belphegor touring drummer, Blastphemer and dark electro wiz MZ (Locus Morti, Urna and Arcana Coelestia), have both contributed to this nightmarish soundscape.
Historia Nobis Assentietvr is not for the fragile soul, as most of this music is quite extreme, punchy, furious and sometimes even chaotic. We can call Absentia Lunae's work, avant-gardist Black Metal, but in general though, I would refer this type of Black Metal as being hateful and war-like. I can't say I am fond of the purely hateful side of the Black Metal arts. In this case though, the ambience of MZ and the harmonies, intricacy and avant-gardist aspects made the trick for me. The vocals are of the screamed raspy type, greatly responsible for the hatefulness of their style. Some variation was also included such as spoken words, clean Italian voices, as well as samplings. I appreciated particularly the MZ's participation with his keyboard patterns. The range of his electronics work include ambient, spacey to industrial tones. The listener can enjoy his contribution on compositions like "Neuropa Calling", "Hyperborean Sun Found" and "The Timeless Call-Cruelly Does it Resound". The latter being one of my favorite songs - not only due to MZ's touch, but for its varied paces, progressive edge, crunchy riffs and dissonant distorted and clean arpeggios. Track # 6, "In the Sign of Aries, History Will Proves us Right", follows pretty much in the same path, thus getting my vote as well.
Historia Nobis Assentietvr is another piece of extreme and adventurous music from Italy.
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