It was a nice surprise to find out this load of promos from Pulverised Records contained some cool CDs; including two good Black Metal discs and this was one of them. On the other hand, the label won't include any info sheet and nothing more than a track listing was printed on the high quality glossy slipcase.
With such a black and white cover art, I could only expect some good old Black Metal, right? You bet it is! Their take is not of the old school though and the sound production is powerful, which greatly help the riffing to sound juicy, while the rhythm section is simply pounding and strong. This beefed production is well appreciated in all aspects of their music, especially in the crushing mid paced section. Those happen to be frequent. The delicate of the arpeggios and the lead guitar work are not buried deep in the mix either. I really enjoyed In Memoriam Ill Omen from beginning to end, and the ghostly rasps are fitting their musical direction perfectly. This album has nothing outstanding as such, but just some very good, melodic and cold dark music. The good compositions to mention are numerous: "Beautiful Demise", "With Serpents I lay", "Of Loss and Suffering Inherit", and "Ecclesia Moriendi".
I know, it's only Rock & Black Metal, but I like it, yes I do!
1.Weapon Against The Sun
3.With Serpents I Lay
4.Of Loss And Suffering Inherit
5.For Man And Heavens Ruin
7.Ecclesia Moriendi (instrumental)
8.Bathed In Ashes