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Review: Malfeitor - Unio Mystica Maxima
Unio Mystica Maxima

Label: Scarlet Records
Year released: 2007
Duration: 45:07
Tracks: 9
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 2/5

Review online: October 8, 2007
Reviewed by: Bruce Dragonchaser
Readers Rating
Unio Mystica Maxima

Rated 3/5 (60%) (6 Votes)

Splenetic, venomous shrieks? Electric razor riffing? Pneumatic drill blastbeats? Androgynous, satanic cover art? Ridiculous Latin song titles? Yep, this is black metal city and unfortunately, we've all been here before, visited all the shops, ate at all the restaurants, drank at all the bars, and used all the bogs. All Italian BM outfit Malfeitor can really offer is another tourist attraction. And we already own a couple of souvenirs.

The first solo outing for Malfeitor Fabban - the current bassist for industrial black metallers Aborym - is a stout, yet dull affair that sadly only qualifies as background noise. Well, the latter is more appropriate, actually. A walking cliché of vitriolic chaos, "Unio Mystica Maxima" is more a pastiche of the greats - Darkthrone, Immortal and Mayhem to be more precise - and what's more, they've dressed it in a gown apparently woven out of 'mind-crushing, freezing, obscurity' known as 'Luciferian black metal'. Is it just me, or is this another way of saying 'clamorous tosh?' Either way, unless you like your black metal cooked in an unwashed pot, you'll find nothing here but fresh potage floating in the remnants of last night's beef stew. Those who'll want it know where the spoons go...

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