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Review: Iubaris - Ars Sathanae II
Ars Sathanae II

Label: Independent
Year released: 2012
Duration: 21:57
Tracks: 5
Genre: Black/Death

Rating: 4/5

Review online: September 12, 2012
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Ars Sathanae II

Rated 4.83/5 (96.67%) (12 Votes)

This is the follow-up to last year’s Ars Sathanae EP, and it already shows tremendous improvement in moving away from the rather generic sound of their last work and forging into a more original direction. This time the band works a dark, heavy guitar sound and pounding riffs that sound much more like First Wave Black metal than Second. Maybe a liiiittle bit of post-metal works its way into the cracks in the form of some light acoustic moments, but the heaviness predominates and it is propulsive and convincing. The vocals may still be a bit one-dimensional, but with a deeper sound and some real melodies hooked into the chaotic sound, Iubaris seem to be headed in a really interesting direction. Raw, emotional, and dark.

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