Opus Inferii – Ancient Mysteries Unveiled

Rating: 3.5/5
Distributor/label: Satanath Records
Distributor/label URL: http://www.satanath.com/
Released: 2015
Buy Album [URL]: http://www.discogs.com/sell/item/257193576
Band Website: https://www.facebook.com/opusinferiihorde/

OpusInferii1Band line-up:


Vintras – Vocals
Hajrokhon – Bass
Teethgrinder – Guitars
Gargoyle – Drums


Tracklisting:

1. Transcendental Gate
2. Unveiled
3. Irreversible Fall ov God
4. The Hecate’s Veil
5. Lumen Luzbel Oscurantii Satanae
6. Nephilim’s Arrival
7. Enslaving Humankind
8. They Unknown What Pain Is
9. Enlightenment
10. Anoint of Suicide

 

Review


Over the last few months I’ve come across many South American bands who have shown me their continent is rich in all the black metal glory places like Europe and the north Americas. Downfall of Nur made me aware of Argentina’s scene and now Opus Inferii tell us just how dark the Brazilian black metal world is.

Originally released back in 2012, the groups’ debut album ANCIENT MYSTERIES UNVEILED has been re-released on Satanath Records, and is worthy of getting more recognition in all forms. It starts off with chilling pianos and horror vibes before delving into a powerful onslaught of noise with a vocalist who sounds like he’s screaming from inside a locked casket.

As it progresses I was reminded a lot of Rotting Christ, for the vocals took on a similar sound to Sakis Tolis and the songs like ‘Nephilim’s Arrival’ and ‘Enslaving Humankind’ sounded delightfully aggressive. Sometimes when a band sound like they’re having a heck of a lot of fun, then they usually end up making one of their best known works. So for this novice band, a very worthwhile debut.

There’s plenty of people in the vast nation of Brazil who would hold humanity to shame and this band are just one of the bands leading the proverbial charge in reflecting just how dull and mundane life can be in a place with such extremes of wealth and poverty. For the most advanced South American nation, I know there is an unhealthy cancer of metal growing beneath its skin and I am very pleased to have heard this excellent output from such a talented band.


Review by Demitri Levantis

 

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