|Review: Locus Mortis - Voust|
Label: Aeternitas Tenebrarum Music Foundation
Year released: 2007
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: February 15, 2008
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Locus Mortis is another Italian band signed to ATMF, and man is this a wild one!
I've listened to Voust a few times before but when you actually get to review an album, you listen more carefully and realize really what Locus Mortis have recorded. Classified as Black Metal is quite suitable in general for the musical direction taken by MZ and RM, the core members. The promo sheet says: "no jokes, Voust is the voice of the world beyond" and I would have a tendency to believe it! Their take on the Black Metal arts is not limitedtof the fast /vicious type, although it is quite frequent in their song structure. Add to this varied paces, calmer parts, excellent musicianship and superb vocals. But, to make matter better, Locus Mortis is rather intense, avant-gardist and twisted, all of which ends up as a greatly wicked and infernal soundtrack. I especially enjoyed the first half of Voust for the roller coaster emotional ride they are giving you. My overall favorite track is "Sonno Etorno" for its awesome crushing guitar work and arpeggios, its avant-gardist dissonant sound and cool guitar solo. The second half of this album is perhaps a bit more generic, but still wicked nonetheless. The title track ends the album in grand fashion with many of the great elements setting Locus Mortis apart.
Definitely worth investigating if you're into more twisted, mystical and avant-gardist Black Metal.
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