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Review: Marduk - Memento Mori
Marduk
www.marduk.nu
Memento Mori

Label: Century Media Records
Year released: 2023
Duration: 41:57
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black Metal

Rating:
4.5/5


Review online: September 15, 2023
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 4.29/5 (85.71%) (14 Votes)
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Five years already since Viktoria, Marduk follow up with an album that’s marked by its sheer heaviness and unrelenting malevolent atmosphere. Lots of full-speed-ahead blasting black metal reminiscent of the band’s early days, but also a lot of much slower, crushing songs that feel like the weight of the world while they’re on. Fast or slow songs, this is just crushingly heavy through and through and, despite the style played not being usually catchy, some of the songs stick in your head right away. The vocals are especially of note here, Daniel Rostén sounds fucking pissed off and the spewed hate is unmistakable. I can’t say there’s anything here Marduk hasn’t done before, but they’re mix together some of their past proven recipes and have put together one hellish-sounding album. I’ve been listening to it for weeks and it gets more addictive as time goes by.

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