|Review: Locus Mortis - Inter Uterum Et Loculum MMXI|
|Inter Uterum Et Loculum MMXI|
Label: Aeternitas Tenebrarum Music Foundation
Year released: 2011
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: July 21, 2011
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Inter Uterum Et Loculum MMXI
This is a re-recording of this band's debut from six years ago. Not a re-release, but a complete do-over. Once again we have a bunch of unintelligible Latinate phrases for everything, which just makes titles a pain to type out, so I shall refrain. Hell, even the label name is annoyingly long. I hate this trend with a passion.
This music, however, is pretty awesome. This is visceral, satisfying Black Metal with enough aggression to stay compelling, and enough melody to retain some depth. The vocals are quite good, being a lower-pitched growl with a lot of flair and variety, so they don't become one-note and boring. The songs are all filled with blastbeats, but they don't make the mistake of letting the drums do all the work, and this is an album focused on guitar riffs and melodies. The production is bare enough to be raw without sounding bad or self-consciously thin - it has a rude, muscular force and a thicker bottom end than most BM, and thus retains a Celtic Frost/Sodom vibe over anything second-wave. Worthy.
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