|Review: Janvs - Fvlgvres|
Label: Aeternitas Tenebrarum Music Foundation
Year released: 2007
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: February 12, 2008
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Rated 2.33/5 (46.67%) (3 Votes)
When I was first made aware of this album, instantly I got intrigued and attracted by the cover art, band's name and title, all of which seemed to promise of a very enjoyable piece of music.
Well, my third eye was right, once again! Even if Janvs was originally a solo project of Vinctor (guitars and vocals) in 2003, later bass player B.Malphas and drummer F. La Rosa completed the line up for this second effort. It is said to be quite different with improved quality since the debut Nigredo that came out in 2004. Fvlgvres is actually of high quality both musically and sound wise. Also, this Black Metal release is quite varied in mood and intensity. There's something in this opus that would make one think that it's related to a clod northern landscape but no, Janvs is an Italian act. All of their lyrics are in their native tongue with English translation included; a nice thought. Ambient keyboards and acoustic guitars open the album on the title track. Two superb instrumentals are as well graced by keyboards and pleasant acoustic tonalities, namely: "Vesper" and the closing track "Addii". More furious passages, as well as mid /crushing moments with great rasps form the bulk of Fvlgvres, but even if the mode is more extreme, melodic remains the musical direction due to leads, tremolo picking, samplings and more acoustic guitars.
A great Nordic Black Metal opus coming from Italy.
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