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Review: Blut Aus Nord - Deus Salutis Meae
Blut Aus Nord
Deus Salutis Meae

Label: Debemur Morti Productions
Year released: 2017
Duration: 33:43
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: June 18, 2018
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Deus Salutis Meae

Rated 1.6/5 (32%) (5 Votes)

Blut Aus Nord are very hit-or-miss with me, producing some fine albums like the epic Memoria Vetusta trilogy, but, on the other hand, they have made some pretentious crap like The Work Which Transforms God and Odinist. Still, this is not a band that rests on their laurels or sticks to a formula. They are always trying new things, pushing out into more ambient or even industrial directions to try and get new sounds.

This time out the band has gone deeply into an atmospheric, almost Blackened Doom direction, with a big sound and almost industrial style of production. It makes for an arresting whole when it comes booming out, and some of the riff work is as good as they have ever done. But the songwriting meanders and does not really come together. This is an album with some great parts and a sometimes crushing sound, but not a lot of substance. It is rather short, and just kind of wanders around without ever gathering any momentum. A minor work from this band.

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