Mortuus Infradaemoni
Imis Avernis

Long songs, ambient heaviness with percussive power and speed, relentless punishment with crushing guitar lines that would please vintage Metallica fans, and wandering passages at full intensity reminiscent of Lunar Aurora greet the listener of Germany’s Mortuus Infradaemoni, who return with another hour of material for their second full length. Get Nathaniel, and Profanatitas together, both drummers of Lunar Aurora, throw in Sindar as session bassist and get Whyrhd to release it on his label and instant classic. If you are in any way shape or form a Lunar Aurora fan you simply must possess Imis Avernis. Getting back to the idea of two drummers getting together to form a band with no other members, that sold me for Daemon Qui Fecit Terram and it still mesmerizes here on Imis Avernis.

The drums are fast and furiously relentless and the guitar buzz makes for an oppressive blanket blotting out the light. Lengthy instrumental passages without words, though growls and roars add to the maelstrom, ooze atmosphere without ever giving up on the sheer power. Some may find the drums too loud and the vocals too buried but I particularly enjoy the mix levels just the way they are. Try to tune out the drumming and focus in on the vocals, it definitely adds to the foreboding nature, having to allow the music to absorb you, to swirl all about you, in order to truly experience the vocals, whispers at the margins of consciousness that must be significant in their subtlety. I like that the vocals are buried even more than on Daemon Qui Fecit Terram. Turn up the volume, the louder the more enveloping, immerse yourself fully.

“Imis Avernis” slows the pace and lets the guitars shine for a four minute rest. “Bastard” speeds things up again, “Doresh El Ha’metim” has a nice thrash drumming sequence and “Mortuus Et Prodeunt Infradaemoni” is excellent in the slow introductory sequence. “Der Tod” and “Obscuritas Ubique Et In Aeternum” get the nod for favorite songs.

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Written by Grimulfr
April 27th, 2009

Comments

  1. Commented by: bast

    I loved Andacht! I´ll be looking for this, right now.


  2. Commented by: erik

    is this available on vinyl? the art looks amazing


  3. Commented by: Skadilvari

    Hail!
    Yes, the album is available on vinyl. Look here:

    “grau.cd”

    Insert the name of this band in the search line.
    There is the LP most cheaply.

    Greetings.


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